By David Sease
(David is a lay Buddhist who lives and practices in South Carolina.)
Where I’m from in South Carolina, churches often have billboards out by the road. Many of the billboards have quotes on them that are often funny or witty and they almost always point to some religious teaching that takes place within the church or within their church’s tradition. Until recently, one of my favorites was “Sign broken, message inside”. On the way to work the other day, I saw a message on the billboard of a Baptist church that really resonated with me. It said, in big, black, plastic letters, “Practice makes perfect. Be careful what you practice”. I have thought about that quote almost every day since I saw it and it has really inspired my Buddhist practice.
I grew up hearing the saying that practice makes perfect. As a kid, it meant that I needed to practice my piano Continue reading →