Friday evening Mark and I played in a drum circle. Years ago I watched as Mark drummed. I purposefully sat on the outside, afraid to make mistakes; afraid of the unknown. On Friday I sat in the circle, making both music and mistakes. I felt alive and unafraid.
Robin (the facilitator) warmly declares,"We're playing a song that no one has played before. There's no way to get this wrong." Much of my life I tried to not get things wrong; to not look a fool; to ensure people like me. While drumming I glimpsed how far I've come. And I saw how broadly Robin's words apply. I'm living a life no one has lived before. It's not possible for me to get this wrong. That intention opens my creativity and my heart. Life is messy, I'm imperfect, and it's all okay. We each experience our own unique life--a life that no one has lived before us. The ground we break is exactly as it should be in that moment. Let's drum together. There's no way to get it wrong.