Obligation

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  1. JB93

    JB93 Registered User

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    Is there a special way to learning my obligation, any suggestions? Im trying remember my obligation by heart, soon Ill be tried on it! I got everything but this like an essay and my memory not so good when it comes to remembering things like this
     
  2. Bloke

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    JamestheJust Registered User

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    The memorization process is both mental and physical so I find walking up and down the backyard while reciting out loud is useful.

    Thus, when the mind fails the body still remembers how to make the sounds.
     
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  6. Bloke

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    I too walk when learning ritual.. but you need to incorporate a final phase standing still, so you dont become reliant on the steps to bring the words...
     
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  7. David Duke

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    When I was first learning my work about the only place I could talk privately out loud was in the shower. Fortunately about that time our hot water heater went out and I could replace it going from a 30 gal. to a 50 gal. I needed more time!!

    It really comes in handy when going through the MM lecture.


    David Duke
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    New Caney, TX
     
  8. Bloke

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    Practicing in the car is great... and now with mobile phones, people will not think you are crazy for talking to yourself :)
     
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  9. Brother JC

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    I had a great coach who always had time for me, even though he was an officer in every masonic, charitable, or military organization there was. He said he practiced when he walked his dog. Each walk would be a different "section."
     
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  10. phippalisious

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    It makes it easier if you truly understand each and every word, and the meaning behind what it truly states. Then it turns into a story you are telling and not just a bunch of memorized words.
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
    Same here.
    Yep.
    Agreed! Trying to memorize something when you have no idea at all what it means is tough.
     
  12. Brother_Steve

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    The problem is, you don't have a steering wheel to hold onto whilst doing a lecture.
     
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  13. acjohnson53

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    One thing is remembering, But as Master Mason, you're living the obligation daily, the remembering is for show that you are proficient in that degree...
     
  14. Warrior1256

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    Excellent point!
     
  15. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    one thing to remember is that brothers can go a mile a minute and you don't comprehend what they are talking about, but you have that one Brother that talk slow and you here their every thought and you tend to try and follow that Brothers thought. in the end you gather everything....that's what we call an intintive ear....I might have said it wrong but some of you Brothers can pick me up......
     
  16. MarkR

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    "Attentive ear." As in "paying attention."
     
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  17. Warrior1256

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    Yep!
     
  18. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    I asked for help....LOL
     
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  19. MarkR

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    Always here for you, brother!
     
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