A recent e-mail from a friend of mine has an interesting segment that I thought would make an interesting topic here at EPICSKI. The context is not skiing per se (she's a life coach) but I saw a few ideas that relate very well to the idea of teaching / learning a sport and how important it is to embrace change. After all isn't change what we "sell" to our students? I also wonder how many of us lose that wide eyed enthusiasm once we reach a particular level in our own skiing and teaching. Which brings up another interesting point. Do our students pick up on that when we are encouraging them to adopt that strong will to make changes? What do our actions communicate? How about our teaching styles? Do we preach a rigid form instead and suggest changes based solely on that particular style of skiing? How often do we step back out of the spotlight and create a workshop environment where we learn as much as our students? I could go on and on about this but I would rather share the following quote and solicit from the entire membership their experiences (both good and bad) as it relates to your learning path and the people who have helped you along the way. Thanks in advance for your posts.
"I find that when I follow the energy and allow it to be okay and let go of the judgment of how I think I 'should' be or what I think I 'should' do then it all works out. When I resist change that is when I seem to experience more struggle and strife.
Notice what changes you are resisting. In what area of your life is there blockage? What needs to happen to move forward?
We create from our known grooves and patterning. What if you could shift those patterns and create from an empowering place? How will you be when you are free of those old limitations and conditioning?"