Posted by Ben Naga
Posted on February 2, 2019, in Poetry and tagged Music, Refuge, Spirit. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.
of refuge for one’s self
& other companions
on the path, Ben 🙂
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Don’t we all take refuge in something whether or not we do so consciously?
Yet not refuges are equal as time reveals.
This is wonderful! What a treat to see this! ❤ ❤ You read wonderfully, too – I struggle with going much too quickly and need to keep reminding myself to slow down.
Thank you. (Blushing.) I had to learn that too. The other common mistake poets make in performance is that of speaking too softly. When I can’t actually hear the reader properly it doesn’t matter how fast or slow they are going. 😦 One way to improve your performance skills (without paying a professional 😉 ) is to record yourself at home on several occasions. Each time play it back and listen to it critically.
Speed? I find it very useful to set up the rhythm in my mind that I want and then set it on replay in the background like a metronome so I can put half an ear on it while I’m reading. This can be hard at first but with practice becomes second nature. Think of learning to drive. 🙂
Volume? This is best tested by trying the microphone at different distances.
As with any skill practice and perseverance are required to achieve the intent.
Since just the thought of public speaking closes up my throat I have great admiration for those who can do it, and you do it wonderfully!
Thank you kindly.. Personally I wish I could perform as well as I like to imagine myself doing. One day perhaps. 🙂
You’re welcome. I think we all think that way about ourselves. It’s what makes us better than we were yesterday.
You could be right.
Ben, I’ve enjoyed watching and listening to this several times now. It’s a keeper, to see you perform, to hear your voice! 🙂
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My thoughts, as well.
I’d been wondering whether to post this or not. As several folk seem to have found it helpful then I’m glad I did. 🙂
Well read, Ben.
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“You should stop words and letters, and learn to withdraw and reflect on yourself. When you do so, your body and mind will naturally fall away, and your original Buddha nature will appear.” – Dogen.