Absent from Playing Music too long

— Absent from Playing Music too long —


 

It’s hard to get back to playing music, after a decade away from playing any instrument.

I wasn’t that good before, so I didn’t master any instrument. I was afraid to. I was a little shy, and without a domineering presence.

I was just amazed at the instruments themselves, and I wanted to learn more about them, rather than domineering them. I was a servant in my mind, and I prayed for the gift of music. Music is a gift, first and foremost.

When you hear it, it brings calmness and healing, or it brings motivation with a strong beat groove.

 

There is the danger to feed the ego again, cause the ego gets off balanced. When it gets fat, from the junk food you feed it. The junk food being seeking fame, rather than enjoying the music. The ego gets fat and lazy. Then the greed factor is a fattening food too.

That doesn’t even mention pride, that is the tyrant of the Ego. If it’s fat, then it could be compared to Jabba the Hutt, ordering everybody around. I was a proud Jabba the Hutt in my earlier life, but I saw the light.

This time around, I don’t want to make the same mistakes.

I’m getting too old to make the same mistakes, that I made before.

 

“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea