Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuning the Musician
After a long intense day of professional duties, I came home and just sat and talked with my wife for a bit. The past five weeks have been demanding, but I am grateful for the work that I do there. I went onto the back porch for coffee and listened to the birds as sunset approached. Smiling I decided to get my guitar and play for them a bit.
As soon as I sat down, I knew I needed to begin with gentle playing. Neither my body nor my spirit were ready to be pushed hard just then. As I was playing the chatter in my mind about the days work kept interrupting the music. Once again I saw that it is much easier to tune the guitar than it is to tune the musician. So with a gentle spirit I began again, and then again, slowly allowing the vibrations of the notes to nourish me and draw me closer to the present moment.
I noticed that the birds had gone to bed, so I moved inside to play. Steadily my energy increased, the thoughts of the day dispersed and progress was made on the piece I am learning. Grateful for music, love, and the people in my life. Laughing as I realize that just like my guitar needs to be tuned regularly, so do I.