Category Archives: PRACTICE

Buddy tried to look as inconspicuous as a human can look if he is accompanying a dwarf with a big horn, an ape, and a troll carrying a piano in a bag. TERRY PRATCHETT

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Doc Childre and Sara Paddison, HeartMath Discovery Program

Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. However, you have ample opportunities to practice. Everyone you meet can be your practice session.

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. – William Blake


Maka’ala ke kanaka kahea manu.

A man who calls birds should always be alert.

The Hawaiian alii (chiefs) wore beautiful capes and headdresses crafted by weaving in thousands of tiny feathers. The Kanaka kahea manu, the bird-catcher, would imitate bird-calls to attract the birds to catch them, pluck out a small number of tiny feathers and let them go. Once he had called the birds, he had to stay alert and be prepared to catch them quickly when they came near. The saying advises one who wishes to succeed to be alert to any opportunity that should arise.

If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. Jascha Heifetz

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“Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.”

– Jascha Heifetz

Whatever wave you’re riding, no matter how big or powerful it might be, remember God’s promise – If He brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it.

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foto – hungry head beach northern nsw australia 2013

The art of surfing

I have not mastered the art
of riding on rolling waves
fifteen feet high, 
speeding by like a bird
in the overcast sky, 
slicing the roaring thundering rush
of water filled with immense power 
piping through swirling churning cavities
on a storm tossed sea
and almost drowned in the trying
with the board passing me 
like a piece of driftwood, 
with water enveloping me, 
knocking the breath of life from me
and I sank like a piece of lead
and was tossed out
like spit on the beach. 

Gert Strydom

“If there is no enemy within, the enemy out side can do us no harm.”

(African proverb)

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Akunyimaye kunde akuepusha kuvimbiwa.  NGU.
The one who denies you beans helps you to escape bloating.
If somebody denies you something that could harm you, even if you would have liked it, it’s for your good, because it diminishes your trouble. SM.
Try to laugh about people’s selfishness. AL.
Kunde: small beans thought to cause gas.

•”People who relapse usually do so because they accepted the things they could have changed.”

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“Even from the abyss of horror in which we try to feel our way today, half-blind, our hearts distraught and shattered, I look up again and again to the ancient constellations that shone on my childhood, comforting myself with the inherited confidence that, some day, this relapse will appear only an interval in the eternal rhythm of progress onward and upward.”

― Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday

Besides, in this random miscellaneous company we may rub against some complete stranger who will, with luck, turn into the best friend we have in the world.

― Virginia Woolf


“Each day befriend a single fear, and the miscellaneous terrors of being human will never join together to form such a morass of vague anxiety that it rules your life from the shadows of the unconscious. We learn to fly not by being fearless, but by the daily practice of courage.”
― Sam Keen