The hardest lesson has been to learn how to not do anything. After decades of believing in hard work, it has been difficult to train myself to let go of doing and focus on being, even though, truth be told, working hard never got me anywhere much. But how to not do anything when there is so much to do?
I have found that my vocal chords and my throat are like a canary in a cave. If they don't feel right, a cold, flu or other general cootie is generally right around the corner. Does this send panic through me as I set out to sing or act? Yes it does. Does the same issue hold true for public speaking? Yes it does.
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