Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Just Right" Reading


OnenessAbout two years ago, a friend recommended the book, Oneness, which was received and transcribed by rasha.  She said it was an amazing book...and it is.

In my kids' classrooms, the teachers have what they called, books that are "just right," which means that the book is at the exact reading level as the reader.

I found Oneness to be "just right" for me. That is, when I was reading the book, I'd get to a part that made perfect sense and was EXACTLY what I needed to read for where I was emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. But if I tried to read too far (past what was "just right" for me that day), the words became gobble-de-gook and made no sense.

And then, amazingly, I'd pick up the books, sometimes only days later, and it would make perfect sense...as though I could only read and absorb a certain amount, apply the new ideas to my life and come back for more.

I've started reading it again and underlined these quotes:
When one's approach to living is one of trusting that the highest possible outcome will be forthcoming, that is one's experience of life. (page 95)

Simply by being who you are, where you are, in this moment in time, and by sharing your truth and your own process honestly, you help the others with whom you share your journey. (Page 96)
As I read the book for the second time, I've underlined several parts of the text...things that ring true for me and make sense. I wonder if I keep re-reading the book, if at some point, the entire text will be underlined.

It's certainly something to ponder...

4 comments:

Kristin said...

It sounds like an intriguing book.

Lavender Luz said...

"Simply by being who you are, where you are, in this moment in time, and by sharing your truth and your own process honestly, you help the others with whom you share your journey."

I am drawn to people who speak and write with such authenticity and presence.

Definitely a book to get my hands on.

excavator said...

What a great description of your experience of reading an illuminating book.

I'm clicking to my library website right now.

Quiet Dreams said...

I have had that experience with books before. Very powerful.

This one is now on my list.

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