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!
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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)