Cool facts before I start my entry: My album has been charting in USA again, earlier this week 😀
The worlds biggest guitar magazine “Guitar World” featured my Dragon Age video yesterday 😀 See the article here: http://shar.es/1fDJ3E 😀 😀
So… April is approaching with all its grandeur. It will be a busy month for me and I’m currently getting back “into the zone” as they say. It has been some time now since I was in that “hyper-concentrated” mindset you have to be in when you play ridiculously challenging material on your instrument and the last days have served as a reminder to how exhausting it actually is.
It drains you both mentally and physically to play virtuoso material and there is no way you will ever be able to get the concentration you need unless you can become a 100% at one with your instrument. It requires such fine motor-skills and hyper concentration that the rest of the world cannot exist in your mind. It has to become oblivious.
It is so physically and mentally demanding to be there a 100% as a musician you cannot really do much else. It depends of course what you are playing and what your goal is, but if you want to play the crazy stuff I’m doing it is pretty much like being an athlete! Your focus has to be there, your whole life has to accommodate your profession.
After my run yesterday I went back to meditating and instantly noticed a major difference in my emotional balance. I started out feeling like the whole weight of the world was upon me and ended up feeling fine tuned and in balance with my surroundings, whether you pray or meditate, don’t stop doing it. It’s worth its weight in gold.