Iaido, as a path, always teaches its practitioners. There is always something new. A true student will go beyond the moment and unpack all its meaning. Some moments are small and some are momentous, yet each is equally important. Most of us don’t listen to the lessons in every moment and require more dramatic events to make us stop and think. One such event happened while training when one of the student’s iaito broke. The article below contains his reflections and inspired learning as a result of the event. Keep training, and listen to and soak in what your teacher is trying to tell you.