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Mick's Pick Collection June 2017 - a typical morning practice would be to play for about 24-30 minutes at a time. One day will be a major key. The next day will be a minor key. I will use "6" picks, moving in order from left to right, starting on the high E string and moving across to each string individually, in pairs and then adding all the previous strings together into "mini-positions". As I move across the fretboard to add each string, I change to the next pick. Eventually I'll cycle through all the picks. Then I set up the picks randomly and start the process all over again!
The great error of this age is that activity has increased so much that there is little margin left in one's everyday life for repose. Repose is the secret of all contemplation and meditation, the secret of getting in tune with that aspect of life which is the essence of all things. When one is not accustomed to take repose, one does not know what is behind one's being. The condition is experienced by first preparing the body, and also the mind, by means of purification. And by making the senses finer one is able to tune one's soul with the Whole Being.
-from "The Mysticism of Sound and Music" The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan