Reading from Class: Persistence by Sharon Salzberg
“Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don’t give up after a mistake, when something doesn’t come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we’re not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.” – Sharon Salzberg
This reading is from a great article by Sharon Salzberg published in O Magazine in 2004 entitled “The Power of Intention”.
Practice gives us the space to get out of our comfort zone. The space is there to play, explore the hesitations and transcend pre-conceived limitations or expectations. The more we practice working in the present the more we can connect to our deeper truth and goodness despite any shadows of failure, fear, ego and doubt. The hope is that we will then be primed to make right effort…again and again.