Monthly Archives: January 2013

Posture Matters

Meditation seems to be a mental exercise—mindfulness, quieting the mind, etc.  And I\’m finding that the body/mind connection is more apparent in my meditation practice than anywhere else in my life. Some lessons are obvious, if my head is on … Continue reading

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Practice vs. Rehearsal

It took several years to understand the difference between practice and rehearsal. We practice to build skills. We rehearse for a performance. Musicians practice scales and rehearse songs. Études blur that—music written for students to improve skills.  And great études … Continue reading

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Pilgrim to an Unknown Shrine

Walking, staff at hand, on pilgrimage to an unknown shrine. Each fork I ask, \”Are you it?\” Looking out the night window, I see the wrong landscape. No idea what\’s right, but that isn\’t it. \”God said unto Abram, \’Get … Continue reading

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