My morning writing ritual is made of different elements.
Almost every day, I write in the same place, at the same time and following the same process. This routine helps me get in the inner space I need to write.
This morning, however, my routine got wholly disrupted. I’m away from my writing place, and so far, I did many things but the ones I used to do to start my day.
I was even wondering if I wanted to write or not until I found myself sitting and ready to start. As if my body knew what I really wanted before my mind.
It is the power of practice.
Practice is what transform something you do in who you are. It’s the way through which your behaviours shape your identity.
I witnessed the power of practice yesterday evening. I attended a workshop of Taiko, it’s the Japanese art of drumming and percussions. But it is a lot more than drumming. It’s a practice of the mind and the soul as much as of the body.
Observing the teacher playing the Taiko was a unique experience. He was not doing the movements, he was the movements. Even the smallest gesture infused with all of who he is.
It was as if every muscle of his body knew exactly what to do and how to do it.
Years of deliberate and intentional practice has transformed his doing into his being.
The power of practice.
This is why it’s essential to be present and aware in everything we say and do.
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.” — Jim Rohn