Your Life is Your Practice

Playing the Gongs/Bowls/Bells is a Journey. It's a commitment. It's a transformational experience.

The question is asked, “Where do I start?”

The answer always is, “Here.”

Here and now. Now and here. Here now. Now here.

There is only ever now. - Singal Rinpoche 

Too often there is waiting. 
Waiting for the right time.
Waiting for the urge.
Waiting for the inspiration.
Waiting for permission.
Waiting for the fear to subside.
Waiting for the world to welcome us.
Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

But in the moment there is no waiting, just doing.

Waiting is passive.

Doing is active.

Make the time, take the time, to play your instruments. To explore. To practice. 

Bring your life into it. Buy food. Cook dinner. Wash dishes. Do laundry. Chop wood. Carry water. Play Gongs. Live your life, but pay attention to how everything is connected. Pay attention to how everything enriches your musical experience. 

~ MB

Chop wood / Carry water / Play Gongs™ 


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