Sunday, July 11, 2010

are you practicing being?

"to actually 'be' something or someone, 
you must practice it diligently 
and with regularity."
{via living yoga by christy turlington}.

i'm not so into labels, but i do think of myself
as a Christian and a lover of the Buddhist ideas.

the jewelry i've been making lately reminds me to practice
both my faith {it gives me strength}
and my yoga {it gives me happiness}. 
making jewelry reminds me to practice kindness. 
to practice patience.
to practice love. to practice peace. 
to practice beauty. to practice seeing beauty. 
to practice creating. 
to practice baking. to practice cooking.
to practice taking photos. to practice writing. to practice sharing.
wherein only in practice am i really any of these things. 
a photographer. a designer. 
a mother. a lover. a giver. 
a blogger. a cook. a baker. an artist.

what are you practicing?

what do you need to practice more?

{all images by me.}

i'm practicing...


  1. i need to get back to practicing patience. at some point in the last two months, i lost my patience (and probably by extension, some of my compassion and empathy). i've got to get it back!

  2. I like the idea of being. And, definitely being a christian with the brotherhood of love (Buddist).

    I should try that yoga thing, there seems to be quite a few folks out there lovin' it, especially while I can give it some focus.

    Hmmm...maybe that's what I need to practise, focusing. Only there seems to be quite a few ideas, projects on which I want to focus.


  3. Leigh: yes, practicing patience is something I need to do as well. having two teenagers is awesome, but at times, like when I have to tell them to do something more than 3x, I, too, lose my patience.

    Victoria: yoga for me is amazing, but the feeling of not practicing is awful...each week I start again with a goal to practice several times a week. It makes me feel so good that I can't understand why I don't put it a the top of the list...practicing that, too. I, too, have lots of things I;d like to practice more and yes, some I'd like to start practicing...

  4. First... your new line is totally gorgeous!! (any coming in sliver tones??) I'm practicing that "being" this summer with my photo essay. And I've been in spiritual direction now for 10 years... it keeps me grounded. Oh, and my husband calls that mix "buddianity"... nice ring, no? :D


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