What does it mean
When the Sensei says you are your own best teacher..
And the gaps between the seminars should be filled
With study, planning, discourse, dialectic and strategy
Not the rigid obeying and kicking in lines
The meaning and feeling to grow should be there
Immaterial and ethereal if left alone
Not bent to your will
Like the intention to be better
That is not acted upon.
(*With thanks to Sensei Dave Hazard)