Today and on the 25th of every month of 2012 I have invited 12 of the most influential people in my life to share a blog post with you! Each has influenced me both professionally and personally. My hope is that the knowledge, kindness, creativity, and compassion they have shared with me will reflect through their post in a way that YOU will be encouraged, entertained, challenged and strengthened to continue to strive for excellence as a professional and as a person.
Sometimes completely letting go and surrendering myself to my feelings, making my feelings BIGGER than real life, exaggerating them, and going absolutely ballistic helps me get through challenging times. When everything is chaotic, then I carry no responsibility for being in control. It’s liberating, and eventually the chaotic process can lead to relaxation. The following poem is an example.
Idea of what could be.
the call on
I can’t see the harmony.
But why am I so scared?
I’ll STOP! and say a prayer.
of the feelings
That swing us to-and-fro.
No matter. I do not know.
the aches and pains and desires.
The warmth that depends on the fire.
Sings my mind in humming.
That feeling is better than numbing.
Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC is a music therapist practicing in San Diego. She runs a website dedicated to online CMTEs for music therapists, she drums with older adults, and she loves to play sports on the side.