I Complete My Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course

Greg Leake emails: Hi Luke, Last night I tried to get hold of you on the phone to congratulate you personally.

However, I wanted to take a moment to tell you how pleased I am that you have finally made it through the Alexander training. I saw the e-mail you received from Joe that was jam-packed with wise advise, and I was a little worried because of the cautions he expressed. His e-mail suggested that you might have inadvertently stepped on someone’s toes, and this could result in you not being selected for graduation. I expressed my anxiety about this to my wife who looked at me and said, “Luke who?” but then I reminded her and she was also concerned.

You had a lot of projects forestalled that kept you from accomplishing what you wanted. Fatigue syndrome dissuaded you from college. You finally did become an Orthodox Jew, but with a lot of tap dancing and dotting i and crossing t demanded of you. A lot of things did not come to pass the way you wished.

So I am relieved and happy to see that something you appreciate so much and is so helpful to others has finally resulted in your certification. You started it, pressed through to the end, and now you’re ready to begin, hopefully, a new and productive chapter of your life.

I watched your youtube about the necessity of stepping up to life’s requests and your acknowledgment of Viktor Frankel. You have really done an admirable amount of stepping up. None of us is perfect, of course, and I guess we die eventually with more foibles than we have been able to correct. But you have certainly resolved more foibles than most. It’s interesting to look at your latest youtubes and contrast them with your earlier ones. Your early youtubes might be characterized by a frustrated man in a hurry. Full speed ahead and just about no direction at all. And your latter youtubes reflect the calm discussions of a man with considerable hard-won insight into himself and life’s conditions. It’s interesting because one does not often see such a transformation staring out at one so visibly. You seem like your calm, self-possessed older brother relative to your earlier, rather frantic calls for everyone to see you as the moral leader.

So once again, congratulations and the best of luck. Your new web site looks terrific. Do you still plan to use the business card of the ocean scene? Incidentally, you’re way ahead of me in terms of moving. I’ll finally get back to “Dillon” after Christmas.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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