Re: Drumming: the spiritual side
As in everything we do in life, including drumming, your mental frame of mind can either hold you back or it can inspire greatness. Having the ability to free your mind of things other than the task at hand is something we can all benefit from. Of course your playing would be better if the thought of your mortgage payment, the muscle you pulled that morning, or the discussion you had with your girlfriend about which priorty comes first, her or your career in drums. It is easy to say you will free your mind of distraction. Actually doing it is something I think would need to be practiced as much as learning to play.