Living and Learning from the Inside Out or the Outside In?Integrating one's internal world with the external world is the most comprehensive and difficult task of a mature and whole human being (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, 1962). Whereas the MBTI personality continuum divides the mind between thinking and feeling, sensing and intuition, perceiving and judging and introversion and extroversion, the goal of education and maturation is to integrate these polar opposites. Integrating the internal and external is difficult to teach, but once recognized, a student will find traction to advance further than he or she could have by expending efforts to change their external world without first listening to their souls. One could term this intrinsic motivation.
One example can be taken from the singing studio. Jeanie Lovetri lists some core principles of her method, http://somaticvoicework.com/core-principles/ and one particularly stands out:
When a student can't sing something the problem lies with the instruction, not with the student or the student's ability.