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Old 05-05-2009, 01:56 PM   #7
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Re: Instruction vs. Teaching, some thoughts

Osu Sensei,

Thank you for your thoughts. Always instructional, insightful, and inspirational.

I often found life to be both a craft and an art. First one must learn the craft before one can learn the art. Many go to the art first and wonder why nothing comes.

If we choose wisely, we can find someone who can teach us the craft, and pushes us towards to edge of learning the art. But we must take that leap and learn the art ourselves.

I often tell people that when they let the mental chatter of the learned ego identity go quiet, then they already know the truth and what is the right thing to do. Also in training, if I quiet my own self-absorption, I can hear/feel where my training partner is and respond appropriately.

I have only begun to teach/instruct/share and look forward to your continued thoughts.

Rei, Domo.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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