When the Saturday chanting and discussions started up, I tried chanting every week. It was difficult keeping up with the pace, and I mentioned this during one of our local branch zoom meetings. One of the leaders in training said I should practice more, and suggested I participate in the local weekly chanting sessions. Now I was doing something I was “no good at” twice a week, because I trusted the guidance I was given.
Now I’m trying not to think about my successes or mistakes. I’m learning not to look back, but just to keep moving forward with the group supporting the momentum of the chant. By not self-monitoring how I’m doing, I feel more engaged in the flow of the sounds of the leader’s voice or the many voices of the group.