|Originally posted by nolo:
My coach used to say that if you don't care where you're going, any road will get you there,
It would seem you have reveiled clues to your mysterious past! Could it be that it was twas you, as Alice, who asked the Cheshire Cat "But.. which path should I take??". To which the Grinning Philosophical Floating Feline replied "If you don't know where you are going, any path will do..."
But I think a key to the evolving the intent dictating technique concept is in developing a greater awareness of how you do whatever you do.
A quote I use often is from Moshe Feldenkrais, who said: "If you don't know what you are doing, you can't do what you want". One of my favorite books of his is: Awareness Through Movement
Awareness is one of the cornerstones of learning, and as applied to skiing so is movement. I enjoy playing with every series of turns as and ongoing try it, fix it process of evolution.
But you got to try it before you can fix it.
So pick an intent, try it, pay attention, and fix it. If students commit to this as an ongoing process based upon awareness of cause and effect, they will be able to make better use of their instructor's guidance to know where they are going and keep the learning alive (on whatever path they have choosen)