Top of my June reading-list was The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I had been hearing a lot about it since past couple of months. It had to be given a try. Two weeks now, I must tell you, it does give a nudge to the creativity within. Week 1 of this brilliant book had certain interesting tasks recommended by the author.
There were ten thought-provoking tasks enlisted. One of them was:
If you had five other lives to lead, what would you do in each of them? Look over your list and select one. Then do it this week.
I thought it was better to question my dear brain than to ask the scorching sun to go cool for a few hours.
Now, here’s my list of imaginary lives. I would like to live as: a writer; a painter; a saint; a singer and a teacher.
I believe, in this life of mine, I’m more focused on being a writer, so why not share something about one of the other lives.
Okay, let’s check my Singer profile.
As a kid, I was always convinced that I could be a singer, a painter, a teacher and a poetess, all at the same time. As I grew up, I lost focus and grew insecure of my own abilities and aspirations. I regret the fact that I never even tried to pass by the abandoned territory.
If I had an option to make a choice for my life, then I would want to be a singer with a deep, clear and mesmerizing voice. I’d want to hold my guitar and dive into the music to touch the chords of everyone’s hearts.
I believe, music has the power to heal and to transport us to a different world and connect with the higher power. It can transcend boundaries. It can strengthen the power of love. It has a life of its own.
I love to write songs and play piano, and I so long to play a guitar with enough confidence and experiment with scales, notes and tones.
I’m always inspired by people who can charm others with their creativity. Music, surely, would be a good choice for me.
As for doing it - Yes, I did sing.. OUT LOUD! What did I notice? Here it goes..
Instruments: Gotta work on them. Just piano isn’t enough. Sigh!
Voice: Nice… but can it ever be awesome, I wonder.
Scales n tones: There is a great scope for improvement there. Hmphh!
Never mind, it’s an imaginary life anyway. I can live with it.
Now, it’s your turn. Think it out and type it down. I’d love to know your list of imaginary lives. Just five lives to think of… Yep, it’s fun.
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