Not much to say, other than this...
When you dedicate time and love to something, it pays off.
I've been feeling the pay off in three areas of my life. My body, my mind, and my art.
I've been practicing great respect to these things. I've been gentle, but steady with my devotion.
Moving my body to strengthen and stretch it, working my lungs and heart to insure they work efficiently.
Practicing silence and stillness, and tuning into my breath. Remembering I'm a living creature, and not a machine with emotions.
Practicing small repetitive tasks to learn a new art form. Being patient with myself, knowing I won't learn it all over night. Honoring the slow road to mastery. Celebrating each milestone...
I'm happy. I love myself. I dig my art. I feel like a lion(ess)! Great pride.
Devote yourself to yourself, friend. It's an easier path if you do.