One of my favorite photo moments so far in 2012 happened this past spring. I was waiting in the car during a spring rain and noticed surprising beauty on the windshield. The camera focused on the windshield raindrops, with trees out in the background. This reminds me to focus on the present (to seize the moment), yet to be mindful of the future (but not overly worried about it).
Are you focusing on the present?
Are you seizing the moments in each day’s adventure? What is something you are working on that is making you focus on the now, and requiring you to let go of future results?
P.S. I took several shots that day, and included a different one in a post called “Living in the Present” back on May 2, 2012. http://www.stantonlanierblog.com/2012/05/02/living-in-the-present/
I just discovered your music the other day, and immediately fell in love with it! I absolutely love your style. I’ve been playing piano for a few years now, and I love to compose. Your music gave me a new door to open with this sort of style. My composition piano teacher, William Joseph, (discovered by David Foster), helps me become “free” as a pianist, and play what I write. I’m so excited that I discovered you, and I really hope I can see you in concert sometime! You should come play with the Houston Symphony. 🙂
Thanks so much, and keep playing! 🙂
Stanton Lanier says
Hi Karis, thanks so much for your note. It was a great encouragement at the end of my day! Keep playing and creating too. One day at a time, one step at a time, progress happens, and you never know what melodies will be revealed. I would love to come play in Houston! All the best to you, Stanton
Ish Medina says
Hi, That I know of, yesterday was the first time I heard your music on line while searchin for some peaceful music to work by. Today I find you on an interview an hear your amazing compositions and your heart. I use to play piano music ‘somewhat’ similar during my private devotionas with Him. I’ve not played in years but have been considering it for a few months; I think hearing your interview has confirmed that I return to using the talent that God has given me to bring Him to others, thanks and keep on playing. Again, thanks and God bless.