Making it look easy

You know how some people make things look so easy. They seem to have all the time in the world to socialise and party. They seem to have ample time to watch TV and the latest shows. And they are on point with their work as well.

Nothing is easy.

They work on it.

They work on it by primarily two methods. One, the things they are not doing is everything else. They are not wasting their time on things they do not want to do, nor are they trying to do everything. It just looks that way to us. Two, they work on it! Actively.

To us, we see only the end product and it looks pretty easy.

It is not impossible, of course. It is not easy.

There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.

– from the Tao Te Ching

Knowing when to be what - is there a handbook for that ;)

A teacher is a pointer to truth, not a giver of truth.

A teacher, a good teacher that is, functions as a pointer to truth, but not a giver of truth. He employs a minimum of form to lead his students to the formless. Furthermore, he points out the importance of being able to enter a mold without being imprisoned by it, or to follow the principles without being bound by them.

– Bruce Lee

I love to teach and I am constantly questioning my style and methods, and I find Bruce Lee's thoughts on teaching absolutely fascinating. I have no idea what he's saying in many places but I am still fascinated by it.