Daily Archives: March 9, 2022

Luck, Faith, and the Rhythm of Life

Is it luck, faith, or timing? While some wait for leprechauns and their pot of gold, others of us know that things often take time – and a whole lot of faith. It’s all part of the rhythm of life.

The photo below is from the last gig I did with a cover band before COVID shut everything down. It was St. Patty’s Day weekend, two years ago. Little did we know how much everything would shift.

Different seasons, different rhythms

There are times when things just seem to slow down. It’s like you’re on pause. In this case, you can’t rush the rhythm. You have to embrace it and see where it goes. Maybe this is your season to rest or just slow down a bit.

Other times, things ramp up a notch. You’ve got to be ready to catch the beat and keep it going. This applies to both drumming and life. If you’re trying to drum along to a song, you really need to pay attention to tempo changes. It’s the same in life. Is this your season to pick up the tempo?

Maybe your rhythm has been totally thrown off and you’re not sure what you’re supposed to be doing in this season.

Rhythm reset

There is no doubt that many of us could use a reset of some sort. It could be for your business, your career, your mindset, or your health. Whether I’m coaching or drumming with someone, I can quickly see what’s tripping them up but they generally can’t.

Here is an exercise to help you gain more clarity:

1) Take out a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle, from top to bottom.
2) Make a list of what’s working on the left side.
3) Make a list of what’s not working on the right.
4) What do you need to fix or eliminate?

Now may be a good time for you to identify what you really want and what’s most important to you in this season of life. And that’s the “beat” you need to create and focus on.

Restoring Your Rhythm

Next Wednesday starts a new, virtual hand drumming series for adults. It’ll be 4, one-hour sessions from 1-2pm EST live via Zoom (Recordings will be available.). I’m looking to keep the group small, so it will be more intimate and beneficial to individual needs. No drum needed on your end, although that would be more fun.

Here’s a video that gives you more info:

If you have any questions, click here to schedule a quick call!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Photo credit: Jenny Midgley, www.jennymidgley.com
Dori Staehle lives in the Raleigh, NC area and is a certified drum therapist, author, speaker, and owner of Next Stage Drumming. She offers a unique blend of music, mentoring, motivation, and ministry. Dori specializes in Christian women and teens and those with ADHD and special needs. Virtual and in-person programs are available. Click here to schedule a call to find out more!