breathe like ocean waves
This session helped me remember that each breath is unique, like the waves on a beach. Mindfulness starts with a simple focus on just One single breath at a time. So much in life is the same... Numbers, Notes, Chords It is amazing what can be done with just three. Or even just one. Variations on a simple, singular theme have infinite possibilities if performed with focused, passionate dedication. Advanced musicians who practice hours each day often spend a good portion of time simply repeating scales and progressions. I remember a story someone told me about a master, world class violinist who spent the first week of each new year practicing just one note. Think of that for a moment. An artist capable of playing the most complex music in the world begins each new year spending an entire week playing just one note over and over again. Why? Because music, just like mathematics, builds on a foundation that is comprised of simple truth. It cannot be rushed. It cannot be faked. And even the most complex masterpiece or advanced number system begins with just one number, one note, one chord, one breath... “The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” - W.W.