For real transformation to occur,
theory has to be applied through practice. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret & Science of HappinessI read this last night when this tick tick ticking noise invaded my dreams and I ended up dreaming about a time bomb tick tick ticking before it . . . well, I woke up. But I digress. So often I hear people talk about what they believe to be true. What I rarely hear is people putting what they believe into practice. Or worse, when they put it into practice and they feel less peace, fulfillment, joy, love, instead of questioning the theory they questions themselves, their faithlessness, their weakeness, their failure. On the other side are those people who are beautifully and wonderfully fulfilled in their lives as they apply what they believe--whether spiritual, emotional, psychological, etc.--to their lives. These are the people who live what they believe regardless and these are the people who attract by example, who are charismatic in the deepest sense of the word. And now I share a little puppy story. Romanov and Snowdoll were in the kitchen playing, hoping that I would let them go outside where it is cold and so much more fun than on the slippery kitchen floor.