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This is a VIEW from Lao Tzu’s TAO on learning. When one is learning the HIGH STANDARDS OF THE BASICS OF A SKILL, we should control the amount of INPUT TO THE SENSES in order to refine our insights and maintain an accurate perspective on those BASIC SKILLS. Accelerating too quickly, and acquiring too many facts will stand in the way of BASIC SKILL development and clarity of the PROCESS.


Individuals that progress, with this PROCESS, know that LEARNED INTUITION comes through the control of the knowledge that is slowly developed. To cultivate and hear the INTUITIVE mind the evolved individual limits the input of irrelevant details. With that specific knowledge that is obtained, through BASIC SKILL DEVELOPMENT, then the INTUITION begins to grow.


Being free of the hunger for too much information at one time, one will reach the desired result within the skill. Racing around and looking for more and more unessential detailed information too early will only confuse one’s mind and delay the development of the INTUITION.


It’s very tempting to search and read much on the skill you wish to master. The eagerness should be commended, but again, as Lao Tzu emphasizes, the BASIC SKILL should be developed before one tries to take in more superficial information. THE BASIC SKILL is advanced through constant practice, then HABIT is accomplished.


The masters of a skill such as Michael Jordan, Baryshnikov, have always practiced the BASIC SKILLS all through their careers. The EXCEPTIONAL ones never take fundamentals for granted,



Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective

ron winnegrad

Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.

2 replies

  1. Love this and feel it seeping into my being with my daily PRACTICE…in every breath, when I am mindful of moment, I can take ANYTHING on with GRACE, HUMILITY and COMPASSION. To not be in a rush to be anywhere else than where I am, and all that the moment has to offer. With PATIENCE in my PRACTICE, I am fulfilled to extend myself in a PEACEFUL & HARMONIOUS manner. For that, I AM GRATEFUL ~ Namaste


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