No. Not me. Not today.
To be clear, I actually love working out and usually do a little something every day. But this weekend, the body sent me a nice clear message that the only thing it wanted to do was chill out. So, until I get an equally clear message to get back out there, I'm following instructions.
What's working out, is things. Ah. It is an incredibly gratifying feeling when things just work out. For example, the recent trip to Germany could not have been more awesome. I saw some old friends, heard some incredible music, got to share what I do and am getting the very real feeling of moving forward in my intention to play more often there.
This coming weekend, I'll be performing for this conference called Building the New World. That definitely sounds right up my alley, but I never gave a lot of thought to it. A friend just pointed out that the keynote speaker, Barbara Marx Hubbard, is a pretty big deal in another world where I intend to share my music more: the New Thought realm. The fun thing about this opportunity is that I just kind of happened to be at another gathering right next to a woman who was talking about having a dream that Tracy Chapman would come perform at her conference. My friend Tamara said, "Well, if you can't get her, Lea's just as good."
I honestly would not compare myself to Tracy Chapman if no one else did. I don't think our music is all that similar at all, but there are definitely times when it us of benefit. Turns out, the lady didn't get Tracy Chapman. She invited me.
It will be interesting to see what the next steps forward are. Today, I'm just dreaming up the set list for the performance. But the whole thing, it doesn't feel like coincidence. It feels like things working out.