"Even when there's a little hiccup like I just had playing the bowl, I just refocus and feel. I feel how the pressure is, and how fast I'm going. It really helps me bring my mind into the present when I can be a little scattered at the end of the day."
Your pursuit of mindfulness has probably led you into many new and exciting directions. Part of learning a new skill - like meditation, yoga or a singing bowl, is being able to honor where you currently are.
As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Comparison is the thief of all joy."
Part of the wonderful feedback loop of learning a new practice is that you start out as a complete beginner, which can be frustrating. It's healing to start out as a newbie, and to watch your progression over time.
The very act of paying close attention to your playing -- even if you make some mistakes, is a wonderful part of the journey. It's a microcosm of the rest of your life. Treasure the whole journey! Watch along as Ming-Wai takes you through a less than perfect experience (while smiling) and playing her buddha bowl