A musician is able to catch subtle nuances in music which we cannot. Not only is he able to catch the nuances, he even begins to experience the gap, the emptiness between the two notes. The real music is not born of sound, rather it springs from the moments of silence existing between the sounds. The notes on either side merely do the job of projecting that silence, that’s all. But people have no idea of this silence; for them music is no more than noise.
For a master musician, the words, or the notes have no direct bearing upon the music. To him the musical notes merely serve the purpose of emphasizing the state of no-sound that exists in between.
So whatever we practice continuously, whatever we resolve persistently, begins to manifest, show results.
“Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don’t ever forget that. And don’t say “I’ll never be good”. You can become better! And one day you’ll wake up and you’ll find out how good you actually became.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson (via screenyourworry)
“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success— none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”—Ram Dass (via thefreenomad)
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend — or a meaningful day.”—The Dalai Lama (via lazyyogi)