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"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson

6 years ago
Remember that You Become What You Practice Most

"Repeated practice is one of the most basic principles of most spiritual and meditative paths. In other words, whatever you practice most, is what you will become. If you are in the habit of being uptight whenever life isn't quite right, repeatedly reacting to criticism by defending yourself, insisting on being right, allowing your thinking to snowball in response to adversity, or acting like life is an emergency, then unfortunately, your life will be a reflection of this type of practice. You will be frustrated because, in a sense, you have practiced being frustrated". 

"Likewise, however, you can choose to bring forth in yourself qualities of compassion, patience, kindness, humility, and peace --- again, through what you practice. I guess it's safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice".