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Samuel's Teaching Words - Make New Mistakes

 

Samuel's Teaching Words - Make New Mistakes

Samuel offered these observations, teaching instructions, and reflections of various subjects at workshops, lectures, public seminars and privately with friends worldwide.

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MAKE NEW MISTAKES

"Mistakes are useful, for we all can learn from them. After you are "perfect," then, you make mistakes again, so why wait? Enjoy your mistakes, and master the way to correct them."

"Please, I am strongly asking you to always be sure to make NEW mistakes, now that you know how to correct them creatively."

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HOW TO STOP LIVING in CONSTANT CONFLICT with YOURSELF

"Most humans live in a constant conflict within themselves, by saying one thing and doing another. The thought and the action are in contradiction, consciously and unconsciously, in a deep gap, and in a separation between the mind and body."

"The only cure to this disease, is to train oneself to do what you say you will do, and say only what you really intend to do. In this way, you will align your thoughts and actions and thus, eliminate the conflict. You are not a split person, who says one thing with the mouth and another with the heart. You are what we call the human trait, INTEGRITY. This is, my friend, the secret of being complete within and without oneself."

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A GENUINE ARTIST

Four pillars/characteristics in recognizing the genuine artist:

"LUCIDITY, URGENCY, BEAUTY and IMPECCABILITY."

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YOUTH - AGE?

"Youth is not an age it is a fluidity of being"

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THE ART OF MIME IS THE ART OF LIFE

"The process of learning and mastering the art of mime, or the art of life, is to "supple the spine" the real spine, or the spine of understanding."

"Your body will respond readily to the expressions you wish to act, on the stage or in life. When you have a supple spine, you will really feel the power of freedom of movement."

"The point in this spine work, is to become aware of your whole body structure. Your skeleton - what supports your framework and bone structure, your "beginning" and your "end."

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THINK ABOUT THIS: "Self" = Etzem = Power. (ATZOUM)

"The word for "SELF" in Hebrew is the root word for "BONE" ("ETZEM" which also means "POWER"). Inside the bone is the marrow, what makes us be physically alive. So when I say, "I am" or "myself", I am aware that I am referring to my bones, the frame, the structure of my existence now, my immediacy of being."

"So, you can understand that the root of our being here is this bone structure we are trying to learn about in this session."

"Did I give you enough hints about the importance of you and me interacting at this time and space, now? and why?"

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YOUR BONES WILL REMEMBER

"What is learned must be applied immediately.

What is learned with the body is never forgotten,

Your bones will remember, be assured of that."

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SEPARATE IN ORDER TO UNITE

"We separate and work each part of the body,

isolating and breaking down the whole into small movements (atoms),

so later we can put them all together. Back to their wholeness and fullness of self expression."

From the Isolation/Undulation session workshop

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THERE IS NO VACATION

"Once you have chosen a path, a direction, a project, a mission, remember!

There is no vacation. Nothing to vacate."

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PUSH AND PULL / EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION

"Relaxing is a push and pull of the muscles at the same time, an expansion and a contraction process which is happening each moment of our life’s activities. When you become aware of this law and apply it with your thoughts and actions, your everyday life becomes impeccably balanced and harmonious with remarkable ease."

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TEACH WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN

"When you show or teach someone something you have not yet mastered and embodied,

you are causing a great harm to that being.

Ponder on that! "

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EYE CONTROL

"The development of the person is told by the degree of controlling their eyes.

Practice the Eye-Compass exercise regularly."

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YOU ARE AN OPEN BOOK

"Even the most smallest movements you do reveals yourself. There are people who can READ the body movements. Most of our communication happens with movement and silence, as we have demonstrated in this workshop. You know that! So, my friend, you are an open book, for those who know, and a closed book for those who don’t know, so why pretend?"

"Therefore, you are both KNOWN and UNKNOWN at the same time. Do you get it?

"By simply knowing this fact, you can make your life, more human and more creative as an artist in everything you do."

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THE SPACE BETWEEN

"Be aware of the space between your thoughts and actions.

Music happens between the space of the piano keys.

Great actors use silence between words and movements."

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TOTALLY HERE

"Let the movement of the exercise remind you to feel that you are totally here,

not to project to another space, past or future."

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RAISED TORSO

"The secret of the presence is a raised torso."

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THE TWO EDGES

"When the two edges meet, there is a natural support."

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THE CENTER SUPPORT

"Do not support yourself, allow the center of your body and your movement to support you.

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THE GREAT SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE!

"We often forget and take for granted everyday movements because we forget to breathe.

Remember! I told you once, and in every session

"What is the great and the most obvious secret in the universe?

Make sure to always remember to BREATHE. please!"

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WHAT IS THE "IT"?

"IT is not just by words that energy is revealed.

"IT" manifests everywhere, in every form or shape.

"IT" simply exists, whether you or me are aware of

"IT" or not. So! Please read, and ponder again the "Fish Story."

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THE EDGE OF LIMITATION

"Know your limitations and find the unlimited in them,

at the edge of limitation there your will find the unlimited."

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A BEAUTIFUL HAND IS

"If you try to form the hand, it becomes ugly,

if you leave it natural, it is beautiful, allow beauty to be."

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BREAD AND SALT

"On your table, let bread, salt and wine be present to teach you something."

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CONDENSATION

"Everything in the world is a product of condensation.

When you will observe this fact, your wisdom will increase."

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"THIS" MOMENT, "THAT" MOMENT"

"If the moment is constant, the future is assured. When you are just aware of what you do,

the circumstances will be there in the near future.

Just do not interfere with the process,

let it happen after you invest your total attention of this present moment."

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LIVING TOTALLY 100% IN THE PRESENT

"This mode of thinking and being means that whatever you do now,

should be like the FIRST TIME and the LAST TIME.

This increases the intensity of living totally in the present."

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THE NOW WILL SLAP YOU IN THE FACE

"When you are fully and honestly present this very moment,

the NOW will slap you in the face with an increased amount of kindness."

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THE CIRCLE OF MOVEMENT

"The leader and follower are a circle, every step you do is a proof of this,

without the first step there is no second step, and before every step there was a first step.

So, who is the first and second step?

Ponder on, and practice the circularity and musicality of motion when you walk."

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For other gems of Samuel's teachings, see his books, video and articles. Or experience live, some of his workshops in Boulder, Colorado or via his Private and Individualized Consultations.

"Samuel brings awareness to the soul of people and gives the artists who work under his direction the need, dedication, and love for the world of silence and the beautiful art of movement."

 

- Marcel Marceau, BIP 1961

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LCDS is an independent school for self-discovery through the human Arts.  The school offers seminars and workshops teaching the concepts of Theater, Mime, and Movement.