Sometimes we don’t know what prevents us from taking that next best step that we know will lead us to our ultimate goal and what we desire to achieve, before it’s simply too late.
One of my new students, a very young 70 year old, sent me this quote last week by Eileen Caddy:
“The secret of making something work in your life is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work, then the faith and belief that it can work, then to hold that clear, definite vision in your consciousness, and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.”
All of this is true, especially having the belief that achieving your goal is actually possible. However, some beliefs aren’t as obvious to us as others. These niggling little thoughts can sabotage our very legitimate and honest attempts to finally make a decision that we know will empower us, enthral us, embrace us and, by God, give us exactly what we have been looking for all along and been too afraid BELIEVE we are worthy or deserving of it.
I attended a 60th birthday party on Friday night and was talking to a couple who are on the verge of retirement. They were telling me about a seminar that they had been to and how they were advised to do any travelling or physically challenging activities in the first part of their retirement. The inference seemed to be that they would be too old and decrepit to do anything later on!!!
What a load of codswallop. Here we are infiltrating people’s belief systems (unintentionally of course) to make them believe that they will be sitting in a rocking chair by the time they are 80.
If you are prepared to keep yourself physically active and participate in activities that stimulate your brain there is no reason why you couldn’t run a marathon at 90. It’s been done. Why not you? The only reason, in my opinion, it might not be you is because you BELIEVE it’s not possible. What if you could…
I speak to so many people who wonder if they have left it too late to return to their music. They ask me if they are too old. The answer is, well, no! If you can run a marathon at 90 then there is no reason you can’t be enjoying piano playing into your 100’s. Please don’t die with the music still inside you.
You are here for a reason.
Something piqued your interest enough to click on my website and read, which I truly appreciate. I love chatting with you like this. I love the fact that you have had music in your life at some stage and there is a desire still deep down, somewhere in the ashes of busyness and looking after everyone else, to reconnect with that part of yourself. That part that yearns for something more –
something that does not judge,
something untouchable and intangible but as real as life itself.
So, tell me, what you are waiting for?
If you are ready to reconnect with the piano again, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your best contact number and I’ll be in touch.