Life is filled with them – mistakes that is. How else could we learn, grow and expand the creative breathing space and learn who we are if not for them.
This video by Victor Wooten makes some great distinctions for musicians. They can also be applied to many other aspects of our lives.
Embracing our mistakes opens the doorway for learning and full on creativity to emerge from other spaces we might not have explored otherwise.
Placing ourselves in the company of others that have gained competency, mastery or artistry challenges and inspires us to reach more deeply inside and discover the unique style/language yearning to be expressed….or simply the yearning.
Challenging ourselves to step up, step out, and “play” more opens what might be a narrow container into a full on playing field where we fall into the possibility of finding out what we are really made of.
And last but not least, bringing that full, juicy, sometimes quiet and still, poetic Soulful expression from the deepest recesses, and most expanded and convoluted spaces of our Being is damn interesting!
(This post dedicated to Brian Alger, friend and fellow writer on the path….)
Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day. Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.
Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship. Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.
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