Well written in bringing an understanding as to learning and the Mind! In my seasoned Life, Living a Life of Sobriety, I too relate to learning by simply immersing myself into a task in whatever environment I am present at the time.
The example I use is getting a rope and learning to tie a Square Knot. The more you practice tying the Square Knot in different ways, the more experiences you encounter which makes tying the Square Knot as easy as we breathe.
So, with this wonderful mechanism we have as Human Beings, to survive and thrive, is this any different in the way we change the behaviors we have, to help us become the best we can be as Human Beings? Enjoy!