Dance With Time

Updated: Apr 21, 2020

Mr Ed's Musings No. 2


One of the toughest jobs EDUCATORS AND TEACHING ARTISTS

(and modern humans in general) have —

is managing our own time, our own schedule,

managing our own careers.

Music is an art that requires the unfolding of time to live within,

to be played out.

The belief in the (perceived) scarcity of time

The fear we never have enough—

has generally a negative effect on

our own mindfulness...

So much of our technology now exists supposedly to save time,

paradoxically often with the opposite results—

Therefore my quest to help simplify, rather than complicate.


I once had a life coach that challenged my ideas around time management

by asking to make three lists:

1) "Have to do"

2) "Want to do"

3) "Will not do"

The challenge, if you dare(!)

is to create the 3rd list only by moving items from the first two lists onto it.

It's hard to let go sometimes of expectations!