Don’t try to memorize anything up front. That’s not natural. It is natural to start out by fiddling around with whatever you’re trying to figure out.
While you’re playing, things will start to click and to fall into a pattern that makes sense.
The mind uses patterns to connect bits and pieces into meaning.
Keep on playing and at some point you will say, “I see.” And a bit later, “I really do understand this.”
What’s left is for your boss or teacher – whatever details they may want you to recall.
Here’s the Mess-Around-Method for Memorizing in a nutshell:
● Play around until you understand.
● Check for leftovers.
● Digest the leftovers.
That’s the process you’ve been using all your life – effortlessly.
You pay attention; you are never passive.
It’s a matter of allowing your nature to guide you and trusting that it does the work.
It always has.
— Use the force, Luke