Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature.

The simplest advice is often the best.
This line is the crux of it all, it seems to me.
So basic, on one level and
So essential on another that it feels like a no brainer.

What do you do?
Oh, just suit the action to the word and the word to the action. That’s it. Oh, and don’t go so far that you look like a maniac rather than a human being.

But it is quite remarkable how easy it is to stray from this simple bit of strategy.
You could spend years doing any manner of techniques that pull you in many directions, you could stomp, you could repeat, you could make funny noises and funny shapes, you could dredge up your childhood traumas, you could lie on the floor panting, you could imagine your arms radiating out like tree limbs, you could spend years in ballet. . . .but all of that is to simply bring you back to the basics of word and action, action and word.


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