Ok. Most things I have observed on my path so far come from practice. I had no words for them in the beginning. I haven´t really been affiliated with a particular path, and probably Taoism and Yoga have been the most inspiration, because I found them most easily available. If one, then playing pool has taught me the most, since you won´t push beyond a certain level if you cannot get your feelings or thoughts handled. Therefore you have to observe them. And you can either decide to do that or not. I´ve also, on the side, read a lot. But not memorized. But I´ve basically understood that part of what was written which I already perceived on my own. It changed from cryptic to obvious after the corresponding observation. It helped sorting things. Of course, I did not read only one "syllabus". Chaos theory, sociology and a wee bit of psychology among others were equally important.
I'll probably face similar challenges, no matter to which forum I go, since I´ve been a generalist freestyle practitioner most of my life.
Yes, one can make fun of what I say, I'm not a native speaker. Sometimes sentences just go wrong. What is the purpose? Yes, one can also "you better" me. What is the purpose? It appears de-valuing to me. I don´t remember discussion as a one sided event "speak my language or I don´t communicate with you or RTFM". I already learnt English to do that
I thought this was a forum, not a library.
There´s a difference between hinting at an exclusively fixed definition of a term and directing a you-message at somebody with "I suggest you go read ..."
I sometimes wonder why I made it a habit avoiding those you-messages when I seem to be a magnet for them on the receiving side.
When I write this about "intention" and effortlessness, then it´s not an academic experiment, but something I have observed. The observation cannot be wrong. Only the term can be. And I chose a comparison to transport the message so that I don´t hit too many preset triggers.
Now how the heck did we arrive here?
Formerly aka Gwenn Dana.