A Musical Metaphor
after rereading this i thought of what follows....
> > if we label things "right" and "wrong" then we are falling into the trap of
> > judgement, or of making distinctions where in reality there are none. there
> > are no mistakes, as ra says, and all is acceptable. everyone is at exactly
> > the place in their understanding that they need to be, and they hold all the
> > wisdom, ideas, and intellect that they, at their level, are capable of using
> > most efficiently. it's not a matter of "right" or "wrong", it's simply
> > people sharing their perspectives and providing catalyst to think in new and
> > different ways.
a metaphor. musicians often have to site read, or play music they've never
played before just by reading it. in
this sense the music is already written it exists. there is a beginning, middle
and an end. even though the
musician may not know what it is the music is already there. every note that
the musician plays is new for the
musician, a brand new experience, but the music already exists. you are the
musician and your life is the music.
what is special about it are the nuances that you add. the little
improvisations that you add. but in order for
your improvisations not to ruin the music that has been written you have to have
a good understanding of music
in general. in this way you can read ahead and act according to the direction
the music is going.