Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Photo by James Landry
Tomorrow, I will be attending the Collaboration Laboratory, which will be a group of poets, dancers, and musicians looking to share their work and explore possible collaborations. I was invited by the organizer, who finds something of interest in my work. A good thing all in all. But tonight my mind is like James photo. Either chattering away, not there, or fixed but not focused. Who will be there? What will I do? Will they like me? Ah welcome to my life, my mind.
I've been watching myself long enough to know that this is another of the 1000 faces of fear manifesting subtly. What to do? Bring my attention back to my body, then the guitar, breath out, and play. Listen to what I'm playing and keep returning to this moment, the only moment of my life. As the Guitar Craft aphorism, that I've quoted a few times in the blog reminds me, we begin again constantly.
I remind myself that entering into unknown situations are good for me. I'll be stretched, learn, and keep moving. One thing is certain, if I'm still breathing, I will show up on time and be as open as possible.