Next time you sit down at a piano or pick up an instrument or open your mouth to sing, try this:
- Listen so deeply to the sounds – focus your entire mind on the sounds.
- Don’t hold on to maintaining one sound or melody or phrase. If the music should lead you somewhere else, follow.
- Notice when you judge yourself, and recognize that you can start again in the next moment, without judgement. Each moment of sound is new. Allow yourself to be present to each moment, without worrying about how you got there or where you are going.
- Feel the music so deeply.
This approach to making music is really about giving yourself permission to to be transformed by it. It’s about deepening your relationship to yourself through the music. Have fun playing!