Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Doing it right, vs. Doing it better




To "do it right" puts the pressure on,
don't you think?

Either we've got it, or we don't.

Sometimes when people do the movement lessons,
at first they pay attention,
and figure out what the new configuration of action
is,
and then,
once they "get it,"
they just go into automatic and "crank it out."

And I tell them:
hey, you've figured it out,
you all get an A plus,
now how can you slow and discover
something new and pleasurable and interesing
and a connection
you didn't know about before.

So: it isn't getting it right,
it's creating a pattern and then using that pattern
to be present
and to slow and learn
and to increase pleasure and ease
and discover connections we didn't realize before.

So: instead of "doing it right,"
we play in the movement with
"doing it better" in the sense of ease
and
pleasure
and
discovery
and
connection
and
efficiency in the sense of less effort
and
reversibility
and
using of the whole self

And,
this can be applied to learning music:
doing it right
or finding all sorts of delightful ways
of a process of ongoing improvement.

This can be applied to
learning golf, or tennis:
"doing it right" means
once you've reached "right"
you don't get to improve anymore.

You're stuck.

This is the human delimma:
to stay at good, or stuck in trying to go for good,
or to be at ease and pleasure and curiosity
in the ongoing discovery of ways to
improve.

Good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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