We are surrounded by two kinds of people who care. One type constantly try to see all the negative things around them and not to waste any chance of pointing them to you. Sometimes they even go so far as to offer a solution. "I always tell others the truth", they say. They usually have a very low self-esteem and try to prove their worth by criticizing and diminishing others.
The people of the second type also care but rarely say negative things. Instead, you can be sure they will fix the problem themselves without blaming others. They say "thank you for the privilege to fix this".
The first type don't have any friends while the second type are loved by many people around them.
The first type take credit when it's working and give blame when it's not. The people of the second type are just the opposite - they give credit when it's working and take blame when it's not.
It's the recipe to become indispensable.
BWV 630 Practice Guide
When you are parking a car and something unexpected happens that is beyond your control (you scratch another car), the usual reaction is to freak out. That's nearly automatic.
From I scratched this car to the driver will call the police to the police will take away my driver's licence to I won't be able to drive to I won't be able to get to work to I will lose my job to I won't have money to provide for my family to I will become homeless to I won't have anything to eat to I will die.
From I scratched this car to I will die in less than a second!
Although you can't choose the outcome (you scratched this car), you can change your reaction to it (to keep calm).
Accept the reality and own the consequences. That's the only way to keep a calm mind.
PS This practice guide will help you keep a calm mind and avoid any frustrations when you practice chorale prelude "Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn", BWV 630 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
As we will start the season of Lent this week, it's time to think about the Easter as well. What organ piece or pieces would you like to learn in time for this occasion?
I have a suggestion - "Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn", BWV 630 by Johann Sebastian Bach from the Orgelbuchlein. I've just finished preparing PDF practice guide for this piece with fingering and pedaling (and more) which you may find helpful.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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