More than half of the challenges people face when trying to play the organ concern the lack of time - too many things to do, too little time for organ practice. This is true across the board - for women and men, for youth and for the elderly. The fact that we don't have to go to work anymore when we retire doesn't necessarily mean we have more time, does it?
This is not exactly right. While in some cases the phrase "I don't have time to practice organ" really means this, often it means something entirely different: "organ practice is not my priority". In other words, lack of time means that during our days there certainly are instances when we know we should be doing what's important but we end up doing what's urgent. What's urgent for our inner dragons who want to stop us from finding that treasure, from discovering our true self, from fulfilling our mission (if organ playing is our mission in the first place).
Check your email
Prepare this report
Click this link
Watch more TV
Come to this meeting
Watch this video
Buy more stuff
Polish your car
Bake more cake
Clean your drawers
Nag this person
Fire back your defense
Eat this snack
We don't need more time for organ practice. We need more bravery to recognize when this urge is from our inner dragons and when from our true self.
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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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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.