Today I need to practice listening. Every day actually but some days this is more apparent to me than others.
I need to listen skillfully. Listen without assigning guilt, without judgement. I need to listen while allowing my emotional response(s) to play at pianissimio. To listen to myself listening . To listen with my heart in this improvisation of life while knowing that my melodic and harmonic choices will affect others playing, others responses, and the future of the ensemble.
For now I will sit quietly and prepare myself to listen.