“This is not a book to be read from cover to cover and then put away. Live with it, pick it up frequently, and more importantly, put it down frequently, or spend more time holding it than reading it. Many readers will feel naturally inclined to stop reading after each entry, to pause, reflect, become still. It is always more helpful and more important to stop reading than to continue reading.” — Eckhart Tolle in his book “Stillness Speaks”
“It is always more helpful and more important to stop reading than to continue reading” is a beautiful way to think about learning from what we read.
Reading requires stillness.
Reflecting requires stillness.
Wisdom comes when we spend time being still.