A Moment to Breathe ...

Last Update: January 13, 2015

In what can sometimes be a juggling act, do you sometimes find that you aren't getting to the things that are priorities. Its all a balancing act to be sure, but something that many have found helpful is to tap into music.

I don't play an instrument. I sing!

Harry Belafonte, 1947

But someday I want to learn the piano as it has been a passion of mine since the third grade when I was taking lessons from my school's music teacher and loved what I was learning. I would stay in the auditorium after my lesson and practice as we did not have a piano at home. And I would play and practice and be so engrossed in what I was learning and doing that time would escape me.

And then, Mr. Lima Beans, the gentleman who was our school custodian (this was the only name this little 3rd grader knew him by), would come and tell me it was 5 o'clock and I needed to get home. How I loved that piano and how I loved the simple music I was listening to as it left my fingers into the keys and then came back to me as a melody. And how I hated that I had to go home when I wanted so much to stay and keep practicing, keep playing! In time the school told my parents that I couldn't practice there any more. I was walking home, a bit of a distance for a third grader by herself, and today I understand their concern, but then, back then I was crushed.

I have never lost my love for the piano.

I enjoy a certain pianist and composer whose music, when I listen to it, causes me to sigh deeply. I feel it almost as soon as the first bar has begun to cross my ears. I draw in a deep breath and find that as that breath is exhaled, calm sweeps across my face and my heart. A calm so profound that in an instant I am relaxed, really and truly. That always amazes me, and it happens each time I hear certain of his compositions and orchestral arrangements. The artist is Yanni.

Today I found another amazing musician. He is 17 years old and makes the viola sing. You may want to find one of his works to create that moment to clear your mind, change gears and heave a great big sigh of relief. Don't forget that you are truly wonderful and what you are going to create or ARE creating here in the Wealthy Affiliate community IS wonderful!

So is this lovely music from the strings of Jeremy Green. Enjoy this moment, a moment to breathe....or two moments if you care to indulge! "-)

http://youtu.be/7IoFKzxGE9Y

http://youtu.be/I5uAvTRGnss

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Dgegegegwg Premium
After 2 months of stressing out trying ing to find a job, and moving at a slower pace with my training than I'd like due to slow Internet...well and the stressing out thing, yesterday I finally took a moment to breath...underwater. it's been way too long. Got some good photos for an upcoming blog post.
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lindasea Premium
OOOOO...I can't wait to see them. I will hold positive thoughts high for you that you turn the corner soon AND that the light gets brighter as you get closer to your goals.

THIS brought back wonderful memories of breathing...underwater! SPLENDID!!!

Thanks for your comment and sharing with me.

Linda
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Dgegegegwg Premium
Should be a few days. If I stick with the training it looks like I need to write another product review next. I'll be sure to blog it here.
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lindasea Premium
Awesome! I will keep my eyes open for it. Write away and enjoy the creations you bring to the surface. "-)
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tomtitty006 Premium
I do play the piano and went up to grade 7 practical and grade 5 theory.I got enough of it though and I had not interest in doing grade 8.I teach a little now and it is handy to bring a little money in.
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lindasea Premium
How awesome is that! Knowing something well enough to teach it is wonderful I expect you have music in your heart! "-)
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stopscamming Premium
Very inspiring story. Thank you very much for sharing.
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lindasea Premium
You are welcome Loide. I am humbled that my little ole' post touched you as you are ever a positive influence here, and encouraging. Thank you for being you and sharing you with us. "-)

Linda
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MurieB86 Premium
Thank you for sharing this inspiring story with us! Yeah, I notice it with myself lately that I can't get myself to do stuff. I watch upbeat movies for inspiration. I ordered two books to get a better understanding the law of attraction. I'm very excited to see what results I'll produce after reading those books.
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lindasea Premium
You are so welcome, Muriel. It is great that you are digging in your heals and doing some reading and looking for inspiration in movies. Finding inspiration is part of the oil that keeps our development machine churning, hopefully churning out the pages and posts for our websites that will result in connections and traffic...well our lessons too.

You will find your way because you have a good attitude and approach.

Thanks for letting me know this touched you in a positive way.

Linda
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Larry MaC Premium
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the youtube.
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lindasea Premium
Your welcome!

Have a lovely day full of many smiles!
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