Making complicated things, effortless

This is a paradigm for non-action: the purest and most effective form of action. The game plays the game; the poem writes the poem; we can’t tell the dancer from the dance. It happens when we trust the intelligence of the universe in the same way that an athlete or a dancer trusts the superior intelligence of the body. -Lao Tzu-

Can we make something complicated into something effortless?

Walking can be considered as extremely simple by most humans. We walk around a lot, not even thinking of which feet we should start and end with. However, there was a time when walking was extremely hard for us: it was when we were just starting to learn how to do it. We would fall, then get up and try again. It would frustrate us most of the time, but we had an instinct to do it no matter what happened.

Come a few decades later, where we end up trying to learn how to do a task at work. At first it would seem to be nearly impossible, but nonetheless we were able to overcome it. Since then it simply has become part of the routine and we hardly even think about it.

If you think it’s worthwhile, just keep on doing it until it becomes effortless.


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