Go! Play! Explore.. make sure to enjoy what you’re doing.
These are words I wish I had told myself more often when I was younger. If you’re not motivated and finding enjoyment in what you’re doing, then stop for a moment. Ask yourself, what else COULD I be doing? Its simple, but we have to be willing to ask ourselves that question.
We carry out our every day holding judgments. Most of those judgments are about ourselves. The best thing we can do is to shut those judgments up, let them go, and just play… explore.
The drum is self healing. There is that moment when you first start playing a drum and trying to play a beat that the “Performer” aka self-critic comes out. The Performer says things like, “You have to play it this way. You can’t figure it out. You don’t have what it takes. You look foolish.” Does that sound like your internal dialogue ?
We form judgments around everything. We tend to not allow ourselves to grow and learn. We stifle ourselves in our own preconceived expectations. We don’t allow ourselves to enjoy other possibilities. We must first simply learn to PLAY.
The drum is an inherent gift. It does the work of reflecting back to us how we think and feel. It shows us who we believe we really are, simply by playing.
The drum is an inherent gift. It does the work of reflecting back to us how we think and feels, and who we believe we really are…simply by playing.