The term practice is inviting. Often part of the therapeutic process is to practice healthy ways in our life. Thich Nat Hanh states:
Encourage ourselves to find peace and joy.
If you want to garden, you have to bend down and touch the soil.
Gardening is a practice, not an idea.
To practice well being, you yourself have to touch
deeply the things that bring you peace.
Face our own suffering directly,
Don't run away from things that are unpleasant in order
to embrace things that are pleasant.
Put your hands to the earth of your being.
Face the difficulties and grow new happiness.
Don't throw away the pain. Learn from it.
As we learn, whether by reading, listening, or discussing,
we need to be open so we can see ways to put
what we learn into practice. If learning is not
followed by reflecting and practicing,
it is not true learning.
There is limited space still available for our Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Course that began last Thursday, 11:45 - 1:00 PM. If you are interested, contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or Christy at 801.243.4959.