Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kindness was the word for the day I chose as I completed my Qi Gong session this morning. My body happy to be moving with ease again, after four days of illness. Hopeful that I might not be totally wiped out after work, like the past two evenings. Grateful that I was kind to myself during the illness, rested, and yet did enjoy 15- 20 minutes of playing each evening. This playing was without demand, just the simple act of enjoying my instrument and flirting with music.
As I went through my day, a few opportunities arose to reflect on my actions related to kindness. After all the Dali Lama has stated " My religion is kindness." Such a simple way of thinking, just difficult to live. Good stuff for me to think about.
As I began to play tonight I was improvising, a sweet extended melody arose. Another flirt with the muse, another opportunity to learn. Thinking about our friend Malcolm Davis who recently departed this life, I began exploring to see if some notes might speak to me of Mal. A melody arose and flowered a bit; sweet, short - like life. Tomorrow I'll visit this again, provided I wake up.