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What is it to master a skill?
What is it to overcome an obstacle or fear?
What is it to Achieve success?

It is the Journey of Life and the Lessons Learned that gives us Flight.

The Practicing Mind

Published on Nov 26, 2015

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the practicing mind

ENGAGED AND CONNECTED
What is it to master a skill?
What is it to overcome an obstacle or fear?
What is it to Achieve success?

It is the Journey of Life and the Lessons Learned that gives us Flight.
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PRACTICE

IT ONLY MAKES PERFECT IF DELIBERATE
Practice(defined):
the repetition of an activity with the purposeful awareness and intention of accomplishing an intended goal.
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Awareness of the Moment

Non-Judgemental & No Expectations
Focus:
Embrace the moment. Experience a shift in finding happiness in the "process of achieving" rather than the goal itself.
When this happens there is a relief of stress and anxiety that comes with Not Having the Goal.
Enjoy the Journey.

Intention

An Active Process on the NOW, Toward Your Goal
Practice is a deliberate act. There must be an intention to the repetitive demand of your work. Intention is the agent to change, and reaching a specific goal.
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GROWTH MIND-SET

A BEGINNERS MIND & ATTITUDE
A Growth Mindset is linked to greater Well-Being:
> Set Challenging Goals.
> Persevere when the 'Going-Gets-Though'.
> Effort and Deliberate Practice are required on the path to Mastery.

PATIENCE

QUIET PERSEVERANCE
Patience is a virtue. necessary for achievement in Your pursuits. There must be patience in our own actions, as well as others, and life itself.

The Lack of Patience, Impatience, is not being in the moment.

Remember there is no Perfect.

Get comfortable with staying in the present. Your mind will tell you otherwise.

"The Problem with patience and discipline is that developing each of them requires both of them" - Thomas M. Sterner
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Equanimity

BALANCE OF MIND
Equanimity is an even-temperedness and calmness.
Don't Think, React, with non-judgment. This quiets the internal dialogue that disrupts patience.

STEADINESS OF MIND

STABILE, NOT HOOKED BY PLEASANT OR UNPLEASANT result
Dalai Lama,
" With Equanimity, you can deal with situations with calm and reason while keeping you inner Happiness "
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU

"I MAKE MYSELF RICH BY MAKING MY WANTS FEW"
Developing Equanimity:
Understanding
Intention
Steadiness of Mind
Spacious Awareness
Tranquility

Let it Flow, Like Wind in Your Sails.
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Action in the Present, then let it go

ACCOMPLISHMENT is Yours
Becoming and Achieving are the result of what we have already realized in our daily practice.
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The Practicing Mind

  • The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life, Thomas M. Sterner
  • Buddha's Brain, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Presented by,
Randy Bauer
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