How You Do One Thing Is How You Do Everything.
--by Dennis826, posted Nov 24, 2022
I recently went to a jam session with some other musicians in town (many of whom I was meeting for the first time). When I used to jam with other musicians, I spent more time in my head thinking about my drumming instead of actually paying attention to what was going on. This time though, I found that I was more attentive and was able to support the other musicians more through my playing.
Because of this, our music was better than ever before, and I could feel the audience was enjoying the music more too, because the music was no longer about me, it was about all of us connecting through the universal language of music.
Afterwards, the musicians I played with told me they felt like our hearts were connected while playing, and that we were able to achieve a new level of playing together thanks to our collected approach. When playing, there was no ego or one-upping. There was just us sharing ourselves with our open hearts.
I believe that the best musicians in the world have this in common; which is to see past their own egos, and to listen to/ connect with their audience and fellow musicians. I've realized all of this thanks to my practice of being a more compassionate and caring person.
So, I would like to thank everyone on this website for opening your hearts and showing me how to be a more caring person. As I grow into a more kind and caring person, I can now bring joy to not only those in my daily life, but also through my music, and to those who listen.