Your Moving Mind
Hosted by Michael Landau
#9 Your Weekly Quote
"Anyone who acts without paying attention to what he is doing is wasting his life."
Boulanger taught her brilliant students (some of the most prominent composers of the 20th century) to pay attention. She thought of it as the most valuable part of her teachings.
I believe it applies to you and me, not just to world-famous composers.
I teach my students to pay attention to themselves in movement. It’s a major tool in being present and able to learn and improve.
Take a few moments to do this exercise in attention with me.
#8 Your Weekly Quote
"Be sure your intention is clearly present in your movement.
The movement organises itself when your intention is clear."
A little about what it means to have a clear intention, with a short Mindful Movement exploration, Feldenkrais style, to demonstrate it.
#7 Your Weekly Quote
Do Your Best
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
The deep meaning I’m getting from today’s quote is this:
What I’m doing today is good enough. Tomorrow I’ll do better, which doesn’t mean that what I did today was too little.
#5 Your Weekly Quote
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
You must keep learning to maintain a young mind, but also, what you learn must be meaningful for you. It must serve a purpose.
#2 Your Weekly Quote
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
Viktor E Frankl
First notice that space. Then make it a little wider, so you can find the choices in it. That's how we become freer.