In honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year which began on February 8, 2016, I’m dedicating the 2016 Mandala of the Year to the Monkey. Each month we’ll explore a trait or symbol of the monkey to explore how we can incorporate it into our own lives.
For Section 3 we look at the monkey energy of dexterity.
In our current fast-paced, instant gratification world, we’ve lost our ability or appreciation for the art of practicing. We become frustrated and give up on new things if we fail to “get it” right way. In short: “if at first we don’t succeed, we give up.”
What have we been putting off because we feel it will take too long or have some fear about it? As long as we continue with this type of thinking, we will still keep putting it off.
This month we’re being asked to consider the idea of practicing, even if it’s only for 10 or 15 minutes a day. Regardless of what it is we want to learn, do, be, create, we’ll be amazed by how far we advance in very short order. Baby steps are better than no steps.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. Practice. Practice.
Let’s make it so that a year from now we’ll be glad we started today.
Ponder this while coloring this month’s section of the 2016 Mandala of the Year.
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Be sure to download/color the March 2016 Mandala of the Month.