Yesterday, I wrote about my need for focus. My staggering library of books is one such area that could use some focus. Lately, I feel overwhelmed with information. Again, most of it is useful and good information - but just too much of it. Links on facebook, blog posts, articles, and my enormous stack of books on my nightstand scream out to me daily. I feel rushed to absorb all the information I can.
Of course, in the end, that means I generally absorb nothing at all.
What would it be like to be on a deserted island with just one or two books? To squeeze every last drop of usefulness or enjoyment out of a book? At present rate, I skim through and hardly process what I'm reading. I quickly make a mental note of "that was good to know" and just as quickly forget what I learned all together. And I rarely, if ever, apply it to my life.
How much is enough?
I'm at a stopping point with information these days. My brain is full. I have a library full of wonderful books that I've barely brushed the surface on or haven't even read.
I want to sit down and read.
I want to soak up a book from cover to cover, and then read it again.
I want to meditate on what it means for my life and if I like it, put it into practice.
And I really think I need to stop buying/borrowing books for awhile. ;)
How about you? Are you feeling the information overload?