My system was out of balance, what to do? Alexander Technique lie down of course. This simple effective practice allows the unnecessary tensions to leave me. From this restored perspective I can begin again. So much suffering at work these days. Without a path that transforms suffering, I would be totally lost. So I breath, direct my thinking, and get out my guitar.
My right elbow was irritated during my sleep last night, so I proceeded slow and gentle with my practice. Sitting with the guitar and using the negative direction of I am not playing the guitar, I allowed my body to take in these thoughts. A few bars and then I let go of playing. More direction, a few bars and let go. This continued to 15 minutes and then a break.
I was ready to let go altogether but then a twitter friend was seeking motivation to practice. Offering support, I went back to practice. Working with allowing my arm to have its' length, I continued to experiment with the aforementioned negative directions and enjoyed 2 - 25 minute sessions. The magic of vibrating strings have revived my spirits. Tomorrow is another day, if I wake.