"Make Assumptions That Are Good" Rev. Shawn Moninger @ Unity Center of Norwalk CT (3/07/21)
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Last week's message from Rev. Shawn:
"Practice doesn’t Make Perfect…Practice Makes Better”
I was talking with a mentor of mine the other night and he reminded me, “Shawn, practice doesn’t make perfect; practice makes better.” He is a musician and I know that musicians need to practice a lot, but I always assume there is a goal of becoming perfect. I assumed that is why you practice anything. Perfection is the goal. It isn’t. It is just a matter of exercising the muscle so that you may be better and stronger.
For years, my anger muscle was well exercised and my kindness muscle was very weak. One day, I found myself longing to know how to be kind, empathetic and a light in the world I knew. I began to work on that stuff at the “spiritual gym.” I made strides and then I would stumble trying to make things happen through self-will. Then I would go within and ask what to think and do so that I could consider a new way.
It began to become easier and finally more of a habit to respond thoughtfully rather than rashly and self-involved. I say it became “easier” not constant. I falter. I forget. Then I remember again and the muscle gets stronger and I feel better than when I respond from my own ego rather than Spirit.
Practice makes better and as long as I see progress, I can let the thought of perfection go.
Let’s affirm together, “The Superconscious Mind is awake in me now!”
Thank you for your practice,
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