On Implementation 3
Whenever you start a practice, always spend a moment connecting with yourself. (Aadil Palkhivala)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I make this actionable?”
“Start with understanding.
Clarify and simplify.
Disambiguate – Identify and resolve ambiguities.
Paraphrase – Express with your own words.
The quote is a life-algorithm [<link; medium length] of the form:
When x, do y.
When you start a practice session, Connect with yourself.
Or, using a different metaphoric-model:
When you start a practice session, Center yourself.
The next step is asking yourself:
What is the practice?
What are the components of the practice?
What specifically will you do?
The practice might look like this:
Connect with your beautiful BodyMind with every Breath. We might call this Embodied-Breathing.
When you start a practice session, Pause, Breathe and think x.
x might be a word expressing your Center, however you conceive of it:
When you start a practice session, Pause, Breathe and think Love.
Pausing, Embodied-Breathing, and evoking your Center are the specific components of the practice.”