The Creative Habit by Martha Graham, a book I devoured like a delicious meal.
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit.” – Martha Graham
It reminded me that life is simple, and we complicate it. A lot.
Because whether it’s becoming more creative, or doing the work to change something that’s not working in your life, the essential ingredient, practice, is simple.
And most of the time, it’s not that easy.
Not for perfection, or external validation, but for deep, inner transformation.
“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” – Martha Graham
Practice because that’s what it takes.
To keep your word, and honour your promises to yourself, others, and life – an invitation to the future.
What helps is to shift your perspective.
From boring and routine, to devotion and ritual, an acknowledgement of your soul’s desire.
Because that’s what it is when you make a promise to yourself.
Your soul is asking you to act on something bigger and more meaningful than what you’re currently experiencing.
The 100 Day Promise was how I responded to my soul, and in doing so I created a new future for myself.
That’s what I want for you.
Say yes now, and join me in the upcoming 100 day journey.
The theme for January 2016 is Living Abundance.
What could you create given 100 days and the right kind of support?