RHYTHM and RACE
After seeing my clients whizz by and crash into walls and fall and crack ribs I figure it’s time to talk about it. You need to stay alive people. You need to know how to literally stop running this stupid race you are running. Let me tell you the difference your life could be if you turned “race” into “rhythm. Just listen.
When you are out of breath because you need to ….get in the door, finish a script, be first in line, battle the traffic, lose 40 pounds by tomorrow, rush to learn, rush to not miss anything…when you are in that state of “race”, you are myopic and can only see with blinders on. It’s selfish and you are missing the beautiful things around you. If you start to think of your path in terms of rhythm…you can breathe in the joy and beauty around you and inside you while you are going to the same place you would be going if you were racing.
David Brenner, a comic from my generation passed away recently. I was so sad. It’s rough being a comic. Talk about never stopping the race. But I looked at his website and I clicked on the word travel…I viewed about 50 pictures of David in all parts of the world. Safari’s, ships, mountains, beaches. He lived the hellish life of a comic but saw the world and did it with rhythm.
You have got to stop acting like every day has a life or death feel to it. You are young. Yes YOU. I don’t care how old you are. If you are reading this you are someone I know or want to know and you have a beautiful healthy spirit that has to be reminded about rhythm. I know you are also creative. When creative people forget rhythm in their life they are sunk. Rhythm or Race? I know how much you want to provide your gifts to the world. I know there are so many stops. You must enjoy this most of the time or what’s the point. You will be exhausted when you get there and it will NEVER BE ENOUGH ANYWAY!
– Love, Barbara