I'm not a nice tree though
Once the starling flutters away there's no coming back
Still nicer than the trees that try make the birds stay.
You hear about monkey branching
This is a terribly good metaphor. Best to keep the monkeys out entirely; though my gut says Kidd would say they're all monkeys
I would say the whole point of the different interpretations is to find what works for you. Sometimes, when you phrase something differently, it's easier to latch on to it.
There is something under the words, the more different ways we hear it, the less we get lost in them.
On another level, I think I've seen you post this point before: we are all different and we'll have to find our own way.
Makes me think of a video Grinus posted on the value of bottom up learning; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tICD7YqssX8&t=640s
Also, buried far back, a throwaway comment by KIdd!; something to the effect that this isn't exactly teachable. You need to go through it yourself.
I've been thinking lately about developing competence, and as a friend put it yesterday, "the importance of your relationship with trying".
Any real competence requires so much failing along the way. Being able to allow that is so crucial.
I'm still feeling out this space between... well space and.. doing.
Appreciate the teachers here and this space.