"For never anything can be amiss,
When simpleness and duty tender it"
A Midsummer-Night’s Dream (Act V, Scene I)
Being able to apply the concepts we preach and teach others is the ultimate test of any great idea. Einstein said as “simple as possible but not any simpler” till the point it becomes simplistic.
To make something as simple as possible is either a thoughtless inspiration that emerges from hours of meditation or it is sweat consuming work of art that has broken out of our patience.
The simplest question we have to face is this: "How I am going to go about living the day that is stretched out ahead of me?" This gift is mine, so what am I prepared to do with it? Repeat yeserday? Wait for instructions? Run it into the ground with busy-ness?
Once I am able to rise above an idea, I am free of it. When I know what I am talking about, a gentle ease washes over me. I am able separate myself from the act of ideation and presentation.
If I can’t get the idea across to another person, it means my ink well is dry. I have either not had enough sleep, exercise or just do not possess the experience to draw any valid or worthy conclusions.
Silence is the mother of simplicity. The courage to be quiet bears fruit of simplcity and meaning. Persistence of this belief and acting it out sets us free of noisy solutions, allows us to hear our own voice setting us free.
Sometimes it will come easy at other times it will evade any grasping, but it is all there, inside of us, if we trust it enough to rise out of the tender nothingness.
"I have consider’d well his loss of time,
And how he cannot be a perfect man,
Not being tried and tutor’d in the world:
Experience is by industry achiev’d
And perfected by the swift course of time"
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Act I, Scene III)