How is it - she wanted to know - that she might advance to the next level?
She believed - of course - that there was some great secret...some magic trick..some all important answer to her question. Something - she thought - I might possess..something I might know...some great wisdom that I might be able to share.
Having to think for a moment - I paused.
There is - I offered - nowhere else to go..nothing other she need be. The secret is really quiet simple. It's about showing up. Everyday. It's about repetition. There is no 'next level'...there is only this. The here and now. Today. The secret is in the never-ending practice. The prize - is in the pose.
It wasn't the answer she'd expected..nor what she'd hope to hear.
But really - I assured her - that's all there is.