“One important feature of any of these kind of behavioral interventions is the critical importance of practice-of training. This is one of the key insights of neuroplasticity….Cognitive Therapy and mindfulness training, although coming from completely different arenas, both recommended very strong practice on a daily basis and homework.” Richard Davidson, neuroscience researcher and author of The Emotional Life of your brain (2012).
“Practice changes the brain.” Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence.
“The point of practice is to cultivate awareness, kindness and openness, and let go of distraction, self-centeredness prejudice.” Acharya Judy Lief, author and senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.
“Practice is the moment-to-moment creative enterprise of converting negative habits of body, speech and mind to positive experiences and expressions of self and others.” Robert Thurman, professor at Columbia University, author and co-founder of Tibet House in New York City.
(Collection of quotes taken from Terry Fralich, LCPC and lecture on Mindfulness).