Thread: Lost in Aikido
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:52 PM   #37
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Re: Lost in Aikido

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
... but to learn you really do have to empty your cup, set aside preconceptions, trust your teacher, and train with sincerity in what they are teaching you now, not what you hope to learn later. So you have to make a judgment call, about whether this person is trustworthy (recommendations help) and whether the hoped-for goal is worth your time in any case.
I'll add to this the point that if all one learns is what is being taught -- one isn't paying enough attention to the lesson.

As the saying goes: it is a poor teacher who teaches only the lesson given; it is a poor student who learns only the lesson taught.


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