How The Zen Saying “Through 1 Thing Know 10 Thousand Things” Applies to Studying Music
This is a famous Zen Buddhism saying.
Through the study of guitar… you will:
- Learn the importance of not being a perfectionist.
- Become a better listener
- Become more intuitive.
- Become more aware.
- Be more present and in the moment.
- Learn how to interact and cooperate better (ensemble playing)
- Become a better communicator.
- Become a leader
- Learn when to lead and when to follow.
- Learn to share.
- Learn everything there is to know about community and social interaction.
- Learn and grow self discipline
- Become more persistent.
- Grow tolerance and deeper understanding.
- Connect better.
- Learn who you realy are
- Learn how to control emotions through the study of tension and resolution in music
- Become more intelligent and learn how to continuously grow one’s intelligence
- Become better coordinated. Better dancer.
- Become more in tune
- Learn more patience. You can’t force progress
- Through the growth of that patience, become more at ease and at peace
- Learn the importance of timing and improve your timing.
- Become more tactful and mindful. With mastery of timing… comes tact.
- Learn how to bring more happiness in your and other’s lives.
- Learn how to move people, emotionally and physically.
- Constantly raise the bar and your standards.
- You will become freeer, better able to just improvise in the moment.
In other words: everything there is to know about yourself, your life, the universe, etc, can be learned through the study of guitar.
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