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Does Practice Really Make Perfect? -- Insight Into the Nature of the Principle of Mind


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Friday, August 09, 2013

 

Why would practice make perfect? 
Wouldn’t practice be just as likely to reinforce bad habits as it is to improve what you’re practicing? 
I suggest to you that practice does not improve people unless it is accompanied by insights. Practice focuses on a specific endeavor and therefore directs Universal Intelligence towards that endeavor. When a physicist gets an insight during a walk in the park, it is going to be relevant to physics and not to some innovative football formation. Universal Intelligence is informed by the needs of each person in each moment.
It seems to me that the level of awakened presence that I have while I’m practicing something determines the likelihood of insight. When I used to practice tennis regularly, I would find myself bored and distracted. Not only did I not enjoy my tennis practice regimen, but the practice seldom bore the fruits of insight. Conversely, when I got my head into the practicing, I noticed a lot of things about the nature of the game and how I was approaching it. Those insights were...
 
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