I have recently found myself simply saying ‘The Practice’ more often because practice is what underlies our life. It is interesting because in the realm of the Self there are so many influences and layers. We are influenced by where we put our attention and how we focus our energy and thoughts. But also by where we do not put our attention and let pre-conditioned habits keep running freely without question. The practice of the Self is both having awareness of the pre-conditioning and choosing what you would like to maintain or shift, AND, having awareness for moment to moment choices throughout your day.
Each of us can develop the tools that will uniquely serve the eccentricities of deepening our awareness. It takes some time and a bit of effort but you begin to recognize your own extraordinary habits, challenges and strengths. You can pioneer your own path for personal growth and uncover what that means for you right now. And no doubt, this will evolve as you move through your life. But no matter who you are or your life circumstances….developing and refining your personal practice of awareness will serve you in limitless ways.