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You've heard it said that, "practice makes perfect", which isn't true in the slightest.  I'm a violinist and a music teacher, I know.  Practicing creates and nurtures an environment to build something.  Perhaps something absolutely grand in the long scheme of things, perhaps something as little and elementary as a pentatonic scale in one octave.  Practicing builds something and, well, can we just take a moment to imagine what we could construct if we stretched out a good practice ethic over a lifetime?  There is no space for perfectionist tendencies when you are cultivating good practice.  Maybe tomorrow you'll play the instrument like you've never picked it up a day in your life, maybe tomorrow will be a breakthrough.  What would happen if we just showed up and practiced?  Little by little, day by day, moment by moment.

On this, my 35th birthday, I'm wondering if I could perhaps lean into a year of good practice?  Practicing radical hospitality and…

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