Everyone says that, everyone gains hope from it... But few actually know what the heck they are talking about.
Most people want to create stuff, or love, or a thin body, or riches, a prosperous business without doing the work it takes.
They make collages. They talk in the mirror. They create mind-movies, blah blah blah.
Many go to energy practitioners or healers... because their creation method doesn't work... they believe they have abundance blockages, or maybe energetic strings, or whatever people can dream up and sell on the bazaar of the interweb...
In life, you have as much room to be as your environment grants you.
Room as in elbow room...
The environment you are in, at home, at work, at the pub, at the club, in the community van...
My brother has a lot of room to be when he is with his friends. He is funny, he is smart, maybe even glib... that is the only place anywhere he has some room to be. Maybe he had room to be at work... he is retired now. Everywhere else he is under the "thumb" of someone... under the tyranny of someone. He should be different, do different... never OK, never enough, never the one... except maybe his grandkids? still adoring him... for how long?
I left Hungary to have more room to be someone more than who I felt the environment allowed me there to be.
The best method of learning is not linear. It is holographic. Your picture always contains the whole picture... even if it is still fuzzy... so the context is already set. You know where and how things fit in the big picture.
Miko brings up a topic that can lead us to some useful learning practices, a more useful knowledge base, a life with direction, and maybe even to a life worth living.
Sophie, what I got from this article is that persistent hammering on a task is a way to raise my TLB score, and that it's natural that it's going to be fuzzy at the beginning, but that's no reason to quit.
I've been studying philosophy, as an experiment of sorts, and I recently got a text to work with as a homework, where my experience is a bit like what you described here — I don't understand half the words. But I'm starting to see that as I look some of them up, and re-read the paragraphs, some of the things are getting a little clearer.
So the thing for me to do is to go through the whole text again... and again, if I must.