Re: Aikido Weapons
Maybe what we should be striving for is to get beginners to understand that it's okay to be confused, rather than trying to make them comfortable by "knowing" something that turns out to just not be so. I'd say it's one of the greatest gifts you can give a beginner: to teach them that, yes, there are things that are beyond you right now, beyond your ability to do and beyond your ability to understand. So don't try to understand them, and be okay with that. Just do what you can. The understanding will emerge when you've got the framework of experience to hang it on, and really not before that.