Follow your own rhythm

Life has its rhythm ad we have ours. They’re designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity. Victoria Moran

When you get 5 minutes to spare in the day, take a moment to listen to your heart, to feel its pulse in your chest. You will hear it beating to an almost musical rhythm. Then bring your focus outside of yourself, and listen to the world around you. If you’re traveling, you might hear the clack of the train on the tracks, or if you’re outside you might hear the song of a bird, or maybe just the hum of electricity if you are at home.

Everything in life has a rhythm.
In nature – this is often harmonious and organic.
With humans – can be dissonant and chaotic.

If we could hear our life as a song, it would have a rhythm. It might be a fast rock ballad, or a slow, mellow jazz song, or even a more refined classical piece. Even everyday events – getting up, going to bed, eating and drinking – have a music to them. We could imagine the big, exciting or frightening events in our life as crescendos, with crashing tambourines or wailing trumpets that either stir your soul or give you a headache, and the more calm moments as being harmonious verses. 

There would undoubtedly be occasional, jarring moments. There will be times when you hit the wrong note, or a string breaks on your instrument.

These can be terrifying…
but THE SONG goes on!

The instrument can be fixed, the wrong notes can be smoothed over by what comes after.

You are the musician! And you must be aware – if you’ll make any mistake, don’t freak out – simply keep on playing. Maybe no one noticed yet… 😂

Rhythm has balance. This might mean maintaining a balance between work and rest, or finding balance in our professional, social, or private lives. Those who focus too much on work might find themselves worn out, those who seek all-night-thrills might become tired by the extravagance.
Rhythm has consistency. Or a baseline that holds the song together and keeps it from spiraling into chaos. We each have to find out what that means for ourselves, and how we can work to maintain it.

Yes, we all are very different: some prefer the chaotic moments, some the calm and peace, but whatever your preference, BE TRUE to your own song, your own music.

You can make your song whatever you want it to be!

Whatever your age, whatever your health, the rest of your life is ahead of you – you can make it whatever song you want. There can be simple, minute-long sounds, or epic eight-hour operas… what is important is that we make the best music we can.

As Sammy Davis Jr. said, ‘The rhythm of life is a powerful beat’. Pay attention to that beat and learn how to master it!

x x x

P.S. I know I didn’t post The Pearl Territory, chapter 10 last week, but I have to prioritize and this month (March) I’m working with Dulcinea and The Death Code (#YA, adventure, fantasy), plus I have guests (staying for 5 days, next week). The book is my main focus, as you understand. I’ll do my best to post and read tho… but my own rhythm is pretty SLOW right now 😂, low on sugar!

Right now I’m working on transformation of chapters 3-5 (because of Jon Laiche recommendation: “Switching back and forth between Dulcinea and Jessica storylines seems to be laying down a double plot line. Could be confusing.”)

I’m sharing also 2 more heroes from the book: Osa (Sweden) and Loo (S. Korea). 

Next post – “The Pearl Territory”, chapter 10 #dialogue (check TEASER)


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51 Responses

  1. alexraphael says:

    The rhythm of life is a powerful beat – Yes. Awesome post.

  2. Baffledmum says:

    Love that quote – the rhythm of life is a powerful beat! … So lets use it… ❤️

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yes sometimes all we have to do – is to stop and listen before making the decision or just for emotional health/peace/support

  3. What great advice. “Keep on playing.”

  4. drkottaway says:

    Hi, Ray, I think there is a typo in the quotation….fifth word should be “and” not “ad”.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Maybe. I’ll check later 🙂 thank you, I’m outside right now 😁

  5. George F. says:

    Very nice. I’m still fine tuning.

  6. iScriblr says:

    This is so AWESOME! Utterly musical and so right! 🙂

  7. Very thoughtful and most encouraging. You always keep me “on my toes”. BTW, thanks for the shout-out!

  8. Scarpoe says:

    Guests are like fresh fish, after a couple of days they’re both bad.

  9. I start my morning with music, coffee ..and spend whole day with energy..thats how I put rhythm in my life…………

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Well, it’s a great start of the day! Thanks for sharing 😀🕺👌

  10. Beautiful quote, life is a rhythm and musical instruments.

  11. I start my morning at music….. with coffee… Positiveness. Rhythm of life

  12. My heart currently says – you idiot. Told you not to beat that much.

  13. This is such a cool quote. Must refund mine.

  14. Fiery says:

    My lovely Ms. Ray
    This is probably my favourite post of yours since I’ve been following you.
    Really touched me and I couldn’t agree more. Music, rhythm and harmonious flow…very few things in life more beautiful than that

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I’m glad 🙂 because life & rhythm is impossible to separate. 💙💙

  15. Perfect advice. I’m glad I found your blog.

  16. Lovely quote and i think i will “play” along with it for a long time.

  17. Great advice full of wisdom. Everyone and everything has its own rhythm. It is up to us to make it a good one.

  18. We all move to our own rhythm…wise words Ray! 💙

  19. Edwin says:

    Thought I would stop by and say hi. Still reading books (and blogs) under my rock. Nice post. 🙂

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Hi 👋:) & spring is on the way – how it feels under the rock in the spring? Any difference from winter?

  20. Sorryless says:

    It is all- or mostly- about rhythm. Staying within your pace and breaking out sometimes to solo things but always coming back to that rhythm.

  21. Edwin says:

    Yes, spring is almost here and it always brings uncertainty. Last year, we had a ton of snow followed by a huge thaw followed by freezing temperatures. This created a lot of ice around my rock…so much that I couldn’t get to the store. I was stuck under my rock without the essentials — food for my belly, wood for my stove, and of course toilet paper for my… Last spring was terrible.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      …good it’s in the past. Hopefully it will be more fun around your rock this spring 🙂 or at least more sun ☀️🕺🕺

  22. Brilliantly expressed Victoria, nicely done 🙂

  23. Anonymous says:

    I think ‘all’ has been expressed! The Sammy Davis Jr. quote was great! Thank you!

  24. rohitsri03 says:

    Rhythm of Life is like beating of the heart or the sound of breathing. Listening to ‘Sound of Silence’ is so imperative. If we all can spare few minutes in our lives and just listen to our Prana (breathing in Yoga), we will achieve a very peaceful and blissful life. Love your post.

  25. rohitsri03 says:

    ‘Rhythm of Life’ – its like beating of heart or the sound of breathing. If only, we can listen to Sound of Silence ,we will be living such a blissful life. The sound of silence is sound of our Prana (breathing in Yoga). Amazing post

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