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Anat Amitay's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-05-2005 08:53 AM
Anat Amitay
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  #8 New 10-01-2005 08:00 AM
Thursday, December 5th, 2002:
No matter what we do, how we write it, in whichever language- 1+1 will always equal 2. (at the top of the page, I had normal numbers, roman, arabic, right to left... written out 1+1=2)
But still there is a difference...
It is in the WAY we write it.
The writing is the only thing that changes. It can be fancyful or clumbsy, stressed or carefree, etc....
But it is the same with doing a technique in pairs. We have two people and because of that, we have a technique. The people are 1+1, since they are training. The technique is 2.
But also in this practise, like in numbers- there are many ways to express it.
A technique can be clumbsy or fancyful, carefree or stressed.
It will still be a technique, but the way it looks will change. The technique might be successful, but that is not all that is important in training. Great importance is given to what each "1" puts into the technique and this will shape the way it will look.
One should not be clumbsy, but not fancyful either.
Each "1" should just give 'presence' into the technique. This presence is constructed from energy, presentness, alertness, calmness, etc.
If both "1"'s will do this, they will shape the way they look and of course- this will influence the way the technique looks on the outside.
"Looks" is for someone on the outside, but the feeling it will generate will be felt and shared by both "1"'s.
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