Teacher Teaches by Doing
Here’s a brief follow-up to my admonition to remember to include greenery on your martial arts dojo kamidana spirit shelf.
A few friends wrote and chided me for not personally teaching them what they needed on that shelf. “How are we supposed to know? We didn’t live all those years in Japan like you did,” seemed to be a reasonable indignant response.
(Awkward pause for effect) Uh… Well, try looking around.
You’ve been to my dojo.
You have seen photos of my school on the internet.
You have read the books that describe how to set up your dojo (Enlightened Self-Protection).
See it. Do it.
I am never not teaching.