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A Case for the Absorbent Mind

I’ve had this step workout for about 6-9 years. There were two moves I just couldn’t do, as they were so complex, so I improvised. One day, after several years, and as the first complex move came up, I just did it. Wow! How did that happen? Now more years have passed, and today I did the second move.

I didn’t practice them, so Maria Montessori was right about “The Absorbent Mind,” even though she was referring to children. My slo mo brain has been absorbing these moves for years, and somehow it was translated (there must be a better word, but I can’t think of it) into the physical moves. Which goes to show that you really can teach an old dog new tricks.
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
Well done! 🙂 Some days little bits of choreography that I learned as a child and I assumed I could (or should) no longer do, suddennly come back to me 🙂
Carissimi · 61-69, F
The brain is a strange and amazing organ. @SunshineGirl
scorpiolovedeep · 46-50, M
That’s the power of consistency …well done
Carissimi · 61-69, F
Thank you. I didn’t actually do anything. My brain did all the work without me knowing, and one day, it just figured that I could now do those moves. Our brains are amazing. @scorpiolovedeep
ShadowWorker · 61-69, F
You pondered on something long manifested it!
Too cool!
Carissimi · 61-69, F
@Carissimi very welcome and congrats…
luv2fly352 · 70-79, M
Good for you! That's great.
Passive learning is incredibly underrated.
Our subconscious is always working .
Carissimi · 61-69, F
That’s what must have happened. My brain was learning it (although it took years) probably because it had to go from passive repeated absorption to physical moves that I wasn’t consciously trying to learn. It feels good that I can now do them. @OogieBoogie

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