Today we have a quote from Shunryu Suzuki. I have been reading and carrying a tattered copy of his book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind for close to forever..
Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.Shunryu Suzuki
When it comes to learning music, perfection is often overplayed or underplayed. We either get tense about being perfect and make ourselves too stiff to be effective, or get so mellow that we skip practice over and over again.
I think the trick to being able to recognize those small moments when everything clicks – and when that moment passes have the strength of character to continue practicing, learning and growing until the next moment happens along.