December 30-Allowing the brush to touch the canvas…
“Life is a masterpiece but you must be the one who allows the brush to touch the canvas.”- Tony Sinclair
It’s a time for reflection as a new year approaches and an old one closes its doors. The frenzy of holiday rushing is winding down, leaving us much needed space to breath and look with anticipation to a new, clean slate of possibilities. There’s always the process of looking back as well, remembering what went well and trying to forget the bad.
As I look back, I realize how little time I allowed “the brush to touch the canvas”- how little time I devoted to self cultivation, self realization and self knowledge. My passion is building an audience and a buzz for the bands and artists I work with. But that passion is also a business, my main source of income. Privately, I haven’t allowed time for so many thing that I personally love to do.
As a new year approaches, I encourage all of you to be kinder to yourself. As musicians and music business people, we are so caught up in achievement and goals. We work on our art, our music, our stage presentation, recording and touring. Sometimes all this effort blinds us to the glories of life; the small details we tend to overlook and not have time for.
Learn to allow the brush to touch the canvas by seeking calm and quiet. In solitude and aloneness, many treasures are discovered. Permit yourself an exit from the rat race of the music life, if only for an hour or two. Make a little time to enjoy the little things.