So what is special about a practice? A person needs a practice because the practice can help him/her to fulfill a great need in him/her – the need to work.
In the Historical Highlights page, the building blocks presented a conceivable work of a person that holds the seeds of obtaining wisdom. The seeds (spiritual, moral, physical, mental, emotional, personal, relational, occupational, professional, cultural, environmental, social, financial, political, reinforcement, and/or etc.) are categories of practice that receives the action, task, and/or activity performed by the initiator or acceptor of practice.
Moreover, the categories of practice are described (some were extracted from Wikipedia) in brief below based on my personal views aim to nurture, spark, encourage, and/or give the people an opportunity to think more about their practice. Note that each category could be described in many context because of their chance on multiple views.
Spiritual – May refer in this context to spirituality, a concern with matters of the spirit. Moreover, spirituality is man’s attitude and actions based on his relationship with God and in accordance with his faith. This is a condition wherein man does not wish to offend God by doing wrong to himself and to other people. He tries avoiding unkind and unjust actions towards other people.
Moral – May refer in this context to moral values, a thing held to be right or wrong or desirable or undesirable. It is having a correct, honorable, and conscientious state of mind and attitude on acknowledging the right of others.
Physical – In this context, it Involves the use of the physical body in achieving goals.
Mental – May refer in this context to the collective aspects of intellect and consciousness which are manifest in some combination of thought, perception, emotion, will and imagination to make a choice, reflect on values, solve problems, etc.
Emotional – May refer in this context to emotional intelligence, an ability, capacity, or skill to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one’s self, of others, and of groups.
Personal – May refer in this context to interests or goals, a state of affairs or a state of a concrete activity domain which a person is going/tends to improve, achieve, and/or obtain.
Relational – May refer in this context to position relating to others and the world, a development of the Self-Unself (SU), the Self-Others (SO), and the Self-World (SW).
Occupational – May refer in this context to occupation, a principal activity (job, employment, or calling) that earns money (regular wage or salary) for a person.
Professional – May refer in this context to a person in a profession, a certain types of skilled work requiring formal training/education, or in sports a sportsman/sportwoman doing sports for payment. It is a worker required to possess a large body of knowledge derived from extensive academic study (usually tertiary), with the training almost always formalized.
Cultural – May refer in this context to culture, a pattern of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance.
Environmental – May refer in this context to environmentalism, a concern for the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment, such as the conservation of natural resources, prevention of pollution, and certain land use actions.
Social – May refer in this context to relations between people (social relations), but more specifically a relation between individuals insofar as they belong to a group, a relation between groups of people, or a relation between an individual and a group of people. It is an ability of a person to interact effectively with others. It involves the skill of communication and good public relations regulated by social norms, between two or more people, with each having a social position and performing a social role.
Financial – May refer in this context to activity of finance, an application of a set of techniques that individuals, businesses, and organizations use to manage and control their financial affairs, particularly the differences between income and expenditure and the risks of their investments.
Political – May refer in this context to politician, a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. It shapes the collective viewpoints by being opinionated, results-orientated, high in influence, building alliances, guiding others, being power conscious and persuasive.
Reinforcement – May refer in this context as a category that strengthen approved behavior, response, and/or performance.
Seperately, I will describe each category more in terms of their theoretical framework, conceptual framework, operational framework, and/or subject thought forms for better understanding. This includes identifying possible practice and thier criteria for measuring skills to further develop the practice.
Further, the categories of practice must provide space wherein it can create a place for new ideas and choice behavior. It must also adopt a process that balances development, collection, and presentation of practice. Without this behavior, then it might destroy or damage fresh practices and new beginnings to emerge and nurture in the future.
I wonder what is wrong with your practice? What are your most concerned about your practice? What do you know for sure and what are you not certain about your practice? Here I am moved to offer you the Practitioner Group.