Aug 25, 2010

Ode to Daily Practice

I'm Marcie..and thrilled to be a part of this group of endless inspiration. I'll be sharing my thoughts and experiences around the power and possibility of daily practice, and thought I'd begin with a little 'manifesto'..of sorts.



It’s about feeling the earth beneath you. Solid and strong.
Just breathe.

It’s about meeting that white page with a few words..or sentences..or even paragraphs. But finding something.
Just write.

It’s about confronting that blank canvas and filling it with a few strokes of color. Your color. Whatever it might be today.
Just paint.

It’s about going out there with nothing other than a camera. Expecting nothing. Neither controlling nor contriving. Looking and seeing and recording it as it is.
Just click.

It’s about setting an intention to commit. Without any sort of attachment to outcome..finding the true prize in the process and in that pose.
Just move.

It’s about discipline and ritual and routine. In spite of the bad mood..the bad weather..the sleepless night that happened before.
Just do it.

It’s about simply getting up and meeting each day. Accepting and embracing..without judgement or question.
It’s about rising and beginning again and again and again..time after time after time after that.

It’s about practice...a one that is done daily.



18 comments:

Ginnie said...

OMG, Marcie. Could you clone this over at V&V? I think it's totally worth repeating there, for those who might miss it here. Seriously.

I hope I get to meet you in person one day....

Suki said...

I needed this so very much today.
Thank you.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you. I will be printing this out and posting it on my bulletin board.
No excuses...just do it.
Daily practice.
Thanks again...I needed that!
:)

Prairie Girl Studio said...

oh marcie ... thank you SO much
for this incredibly affirming message!
so clear and simple and so doable ...
i will refer to and reflect upon your words
again and again and again ...
and then ...
just do ... : )
what a lift!
blessings to you ~
xo
prairiegirl

Carmen said...

Very true... thanks for the amazing inspirational wisdom in these words!

Dyche Designs said...

Such an inspirational post, loved it. Thank you.

Diane - Daily Walks said...

AMEN! Beautifully, artfully, accurately expressed, Marcie.

mrs mediocrity said...

Yay, Marcie, I am so glad you are here! And this was wonderful, yes to all of them, yes. Too often there are excuses and distractions and we don't stop to do the what is really important. Daily practice as a way of life. I like that.

sonyamacdesigns said...

Thank you! Man O Man ... this is great!

Jamie said...

Love the manifesto - what a reminder, to - as nike keeps telling us - just do it!

windrock studio said...

Beautifully said, Marcie....this is all very exciting!

Elaine- said...

oh Marcie I think that's just how I feel, about processing photo anyway, which is what i've been doing (or OVER doing as some would say) all day... you really touched my heart today

annalyn said...

Marcie, I want to print this and put on my desk. It's beautiful, that's what I need. thank you.

Jennifer said...

Marcie, thank you for the encouragement and the "call" to commit and recommit daily.

ELK said...

hello and many thanks for your constant inspiration and affirmations...

Jill said...

I enjoyed this. Thank you.

Robin said...

This is wonderful, Marcie. Thank you. :)

Bonnie said...

YOU are one amazing lady!! I will post this on my desk pronto..love it.Bonnie