An Artist of Life


Advice to Agnes de Mille from Martha Graham:

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I love this quote. Here is another quote from Martha Graham's book, Blood Memory. 

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
Martha Graham 

I also relate it to this quote, which I am working to make live in my own life. Instead of allowing the reptile mind undercurrent of anxiety to rule my moments, I am practicing the Presence and feeling love. 

Practice the Presence of God the way you would practice music.
H. Emilie Cady