ANOTHER WAY TO READ
Most of us read volumes of words weekly, if not daily. And for the most part our reading serves a good purpose. It keeps us informed and helps us run our lives. However, there's a special way of reading we may not often do that is contemplative. When we read this way, we rapidly expand and grow.
When we read contemplatively, we don't just read the material; we engage it fully and at our deepest level. We read more deliberately and review material as many times as we may need to; we pause to more clearly visualize the material and to relate it to our experience; we ponder not just what was said, but also what wasn't said; we sense and examine our own reactions as well as an author's motives and intentions. Further, we explore the many directions of thought that may arise from all these deliberations.
A contemplative reading approach allows us not only to absorb information more thoroughly, it also expands our capacity to perceive and think -- we have a high-impact-reading-experience that transforms as well as informs us.
With this approach, what matters is not how much we read or how fast we read, but how much we expand through reading.
Goodness and joy to all, Joseph.
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