For centuries, musicians and artists of all kinds have been perfecting the art of mindfulness, through deep listening, using all their sense, and engaging in the acceptance that comes with improvisation.
The musician listens deeply, with great awareness and curiosity. She brings a sense of wonderment into the moment, experiencing the world around her with her entire being. She is deeply connected to the sensations and changes in her environment as she creates and responds.
Musicians practice the art of listening, of paying attention, of self-awareness, of awareness of others, and of creating harmonious relationships with their environments.
Music Mindfulness is centered in the ethos and values of the musician:
- Attending to the moment
- Expressing authentically, without pretense
- Creating harmony with what we are given
- Honoring the creator, in each of us
- Celebrating life in a loving way
Music Mindfulness reminds us that a meditation practice is about more than sitting. It's about being engaged, alive, and loving. It's about celebration, creating, and expressing. It's about being centered, present, and available. It's about practice - not to be perfect, but to be present. It's about showing up in life, ready to listen, and willing to do whatever it takes to create harmony.
Music Mindfulenss is not about playing music. It's about applying the principles of the masterful musician to connect with life and each other.
Music Mindfulness is a trademark of Kalani Das.