Monday, July 2, 2012
Be in the Space
Using the negative direction of "I am not compressing my neck," I then moved on to "I am not playing the guitar." From these thoughts and then thinking forward, up, and wide, I took in the space that has been offered to me tonight. Enjoying the sound of my guitar in a different room, while lightly thinking to keep myself free.
Slowly the thought of "I am not playing the guitar," is offering glimpses of non-doing as I play. While singing the bass notes of a tremolo piece as I played, I entered the piece in a new way; perhaps I entered the space within the piece. Hearing what is possible for this piece and realizing I do not need to think about what the music means, but rather to play the meaning. Slowly, ever so slowly, I learn.