November 19, 2020

I want to tell you a story about videos. First, however, I want to let you know that tomorrow afternoon (Friday, at 2:00 PM EST), I am doing a zoom meditation session. We'll meditate, and then talk about meditation. It's free. If you're interested, let me know below. Now, for the story: I've always been more

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November 16, 2020

There's a book called Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. I have no idea if it's a good book. Maybe I would love it. But, I hate the title. A few years ago, I was sitting in a meeting of a local piano teachers association (I was the secretary 😂). Someone was explaining how students need to

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November 12, 2020

The best way to change the world is to speak your mind. You can do this on social media more easily than anywhere else. You don't have to confront anyone face-to-face, and you don't have to pay any money. You just sit here and type something. Or make a video. I'm a big fan of videos.

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November 11, 2020

I'm trying to write an email to you all right now, because I want to send you something helpful. But, I'm not sure how to help you. Hmmm…..that's a little bit of a problem for me. I could explain my thought processes here, but then I run the risk of attracting messages of sympathy and

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November 9, 2020

If it's easier, it's right. The easy way is always the right way. Seek instant gratification. The hard way is always the wrong way. Set a timer and practice. Follow those rules. See what happens. You won't know unless you try. It's your best shot at a consistent daily practice. I don't know of another

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November 8, 2020

Humans are complex. (We don't exist.) The stuff we create exists, but we don't. Yeah, I know it's confusing when I talk about so many different topics. Don't know what to tell you there. I guess you have my condolences. Just talk about whatever. It doesn't have to make sense to other people. It probably won't.

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November 4, 2020

I hate the internet. The Internet. Do you capitalize that word? How about “webpage”, “web page”, “Web page”, “Web Page”? I have my preferences. What I hate today is how my Internet connection isn't working right. It's a big hassle to fix this, and that's a long story. Do we know who won the election

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November 4, 2020

Meditation is about equanimity. Noticing things without reacting to them. Does that mean it's morally wrong to be reactive? Should you try hard not to get angry with people? Is it a sign of progress in meditation when you are less angry? No, no, no. Some people will tell you those are true. If you're

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November 2, 2020

I've got a new podcast episode: “Meditation for Musicians”. Meditation will teach you everything you need to know about how to play a musical instrument. Music teachers won't. Give it a try. Your mind is more powerful than you think it is. It wants you to believe it's not, but secretively it tries to control

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October 30, 2020

“I’m guessing you aren’t concerned about any professional ramifications your posts could have.” “I’m very worried for your mental health.” “You’re allowed to not tell me if you have access to any weapons, but I’d feel better if you did.” I’ve gotten a bunch of these kinds of messages since February, when I started posting

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