The First Time, The Last Time And The Precious Moment.
Tonight I had this wonderful chance to share music with my wonderful student in this wonderful piano lesson. I told her that in order to be fully engaged in the music she is playing, she must think about one of these moments/situations:
Think about this moment you play as if it’s the FIRST TIME. It’s like the first time you see this person you really like, this pair of shoes you really want, this place you really enjoy visiting, this activity you really enjoy doing…
Everything is fresh and new.
Think about this moment you play as if it’s the LAST TIME. It’s like the last chance you would ever have to feel this music, to play the piano, to see this person you love, to do this thing you really like to do, the place you really enjoy going, the food you really like eating…
You savor it. Every single note you have. You touch it, you taste it, you feel it, you listen to it, you breathe it.
Think about this moment you play as if it’s the ONLY TIME, in the HERE and in the NOW, this ONE PRECIOUS MOMENT in the present. You will never have the same moment ever again.
BE PRESENT IN THIS MOMENT OF NOW. BE ENGAGED, BE AWARE, BE FOCUSED AND BE MINDFUL.
ENJOY YOUR PLAYING AT THE PIANO!