Would you be rushing around if…?
Here’s an imagination exercise for you, which you might want to think about in conjunction with the podcast ideas on centering that I wrote about in my last blogpost. (Podcast link: Living with Ease at the Center of Everything – Jennifer interviewed by Robert Rickover.)
If you were the “good king or queen” in a fairy tale, would you be rushing around from here to there to get things done and to fulfill everyone else’s expectations, or would you give yourself the time required to be centered and do things regally, with full consciousness, paying adequate attention to detail, and delegating things that you were not required to do?
What if you were the king or queen about to go onstage in front of your adoring subjects? Would you rush out there, making yourself small with hurry, or would you allow yourself to expand to take up all the space you need, letting yourself be calm and centered – at the center of the universe – letting the world do its rushing around you while you remain unaffected?
Would you run out onstage, or would you glide with poise in your own good time? Would you let them wait, gracing them with your presence as your foot takes one step after another under the spotlight, or would you try to hide from being seen, uncomfortable being the center of attention?
Can you rest in your own glorious, centered presence like a sun, letting everything revolve around the stillness within you, letting your light shine out without effort?
Try this out, along with the centering exercise: practice thinking “I have time”.
I’d love to hear what your experiences are with that thought, and let me know what you think of the podcast exercise. I’d love your feedback!
You can help a musician by sharing this post! 🙂
And if you enjoy reading this blog, please consider joining my MAILING LIST to receive my monthly newsletter with all blog updates and other news for musicians (you’ll be added automatically if you request my free article on performance anxiety,
found in the box on the right).