You may drum for many reasons. Perhaps you enjoy the feeling of social togetherness when you drum in a circle. Or maybe you are a musician at heart and enjoy performing for people within a group. You might have a goal of mastering complex African polyrhythms. It may be that you simply enjoy drumming, that the rhythm moves your body and spirit in ways that not many other things do in life. Whatever the reason, becoming aware of how you play and improving your playing skills in relation to your state of mind and spirit can help you to gain more from your experience. In this article I will share some of my own personal drumming wisdom which may help you in your own drum journey. Learning to master these skills may help you to grow in both drumming, and in other areas of your life.