When the search becomes observation, the finding emerges very differently. The link between apparent outcome and how a system actually functions may not reveal itself except by just observing.
The veiling of reaction in the language of response and the searching to link the money flow to the problem... very subtle in difference with the sophisticated searcher or the sophisticated observer. The two behaviors may look much the same. The fostering of the solutions, or systems adjustments is usually not. One has a price tag and an 'expected' outcome. The other may be adjusted through new behavior which may include fallowing. Very different indeed.
To delight in doing the work that is really, really, really, really demanding, rewarding, soul-feeding, and interesting... hones the skills, draws new insight and invites the best of the 'skin' in the game. As with practicing, the getting better sometimes means casting off a way of seeing or doing that allows new ways. Even an old practiced way becomes new with the sharpening of skills through disciplined practice. The delight in the work. The really, really, really, really demanding, rewarding, soul-feeing and interesting work...
Meeting with the newest of the teachers today. When one this good shows up it is daunting. The level of demand, even what is being taught is sometimes hidden in the lesson.
To figure out the lesson. To engage the teaching. To understand the moment of clarity in that sense of 'good learning.'
In this meeting is the new observing that all may be taught in a single session. The need to repeat and repeat may not be needed for this lesson. It may all rush and then need to be taken and practiced. Much as a master class ...
The anticipation is just that, excited and as prepared as possible. The old adage... breathing is not over rated is even a note to self... with a smile and a light step it is off, once again to school. The delight in knowing that the more I learn, the less I know.
When the rising song line calls and we are freed from a worry, when the song line calls to dance. Then, Gathering, we dance!