We see lots of magazine articles and television shows these days talking about “de-cluttering our lives”. This takes that idea a little deeper, I think.
~ Beginners acquire new theories and techniques until their minds are cluttered with options.
Advanced students forget their many options. They allow the theories and techniques that they have learned to recede into the background.
Learn to unclutter your mind. Learn to simplify your work.
As you rely less and less on knowing just what to do, your work will become more direct and more powerful. You will discover that the quality of your consciousness is more potent than any technique or theory or interpretation.
Learn how fruitful (the block group) or individual suddenly becomes when you give up trying to do just the right thing. ~
… from The Tao of Leadership by John Heider