”Why are we here? To do what we can’t!”, we chant – failing, and failing well, are part of our process. We walk around, forwards and backwards, in and out of step. We sit in a long row and try to clap rhythms until our cheeks and thighs are red. Comments are made: ”This is too hard, it will never work!” Yet I am sure that what we are trying to do is not one bit hard. What is hard is finding the key to how we learn – the process of learning. And this is different for each individual. We should focus on talents, not on problems! When you are conscious of your particular talents, you can work towards things you haven’t yet mastered. You must start with what you already have! So for a number of what seem to be days without ends we sit, stand, walk and clap until the entire body becomes an instrument – while the light slowly returns and the mucky snow melts away on the pavements outside.
Some, of course, quit these often merry but nevertheless demanding exercises – which seem to lack a goal and look like they will never end – but others start to enjoy the process itself and, in particular, the moments when the body opens channels to the mind and all information gushes forth, lights are lit, signals flash and the eyes shout out ”I CAN!”