The Easy→Hard→Easy Loop — 5 Comments

  1. I don’t have a ton to add other than to say I’ve seen the let it go methodology work well for me again and again.

    I have seen a lot of people do the step 6 of forcing understanding before moving on and actually found it tempting to try but haven’t yet for the most part. After reading this I think I’ll mostly stick with the “let it go” strategy as you recommend.

      • I think “letting it go” is one of the main tenets of the study method of this site – with the caveat that thorough and repeated immersion fills in the gaps eventually. Its tough to take that leap of faith when you really want to understand whatever it is – but learning everything perfectly from the ground up is just not practical for most people I think. It makes sense to me though – essentially we practice over and over again without fully understanding until suddenly, you do understand without fully knowing how you got there.

  2. Thanks. This reminds me that it’s okay to live with confusion. Trying to get control of all the learning and meaning is impossible. I will think of your advice and tell myself to just relax.

    • Yes – confusion isn’t an enemy that needs to be fought head on. It grows weaker by itself with time.

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