practice diary #7: retrospect series

The past month I’ve been revisiting questions that began with my graduate work with. Questions that don’t necessarily have a single easy answer. Questions that are more about the process than the result. This week is the conclusion of that trip.

What do I need in my practice routine to view it as an essential element in sustaining life and hope instead of feeling like I’m ignoring everything that is happening? 

Another variation of this questions I have frequently asked is, “what can I give when the world is on fire?” I asked a friend this, once, actually. And the replied something that reminded me of this line by Arthur Ashe:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

I think that’s really, the only answer.