Noel Kingsley approaches change with the idea “Not what, but How”. With his violin playing, he has decided not to use his chin rest, leaving behind a “crutch” in order to eventually play more freely. But the result is not instant, and the frustration which ensues takes a calm focus on the “process” rather than the goal. This is a primary Alexander axiom, which emphasizes not only how to use the body, but how to approach any goal so that one stays present and balanced throughout the process.
Noel’s blog is a worthy read for anyone wishing to improve their life, and I would guess that’s just about everyone. He as also published a book, “Perfect Poise, Perfect Life”, which I need to get and read.