Yeah, I said. Just train. Don't expect. Try to do things with your body, don't try to do things with your mind. Don't try to think, don't try to not-think, don't fuss about what's going on in your head. Let it come and let it go. Just train.
Mary some of us don't and can't learn that way, esp as beginners. Some of us are wired to HAVE to think and parse things down; to this day I cannot learn a new weapons kata w/o writing it down step by step. Telling us to "not think, just train" obviates the fact that we ARE training the only way we can when new things are presented.