A tap left dripping into a pot will fill the pot – not when we want it to, but when the water has reached the top when the causes have been created for the pot to fill. Similarly, our progress takes place not when we want it to, but when we create the causes for the effects to ripen. If we were to stand over a dripping tap waiting for it to fill the pot it would be painful, however, if we are not focused on the pot filling but the water itself the process is relaxing and enjoyable. If we are too concentrated on the effects of our actions and not the causes, we will find ourselves up against a continuous frustration. If we happily create the causes, slowly and mindfully, the effects will take care of themselves.