In my normal life, I'm constantly scanning articles, research studies, and blogs. I spend a considerable amount of time perusing the work of other authors. I enjoy reading so much that I often go "blind" to what I'm even working through, especially the faith-related stuff.
Does that ever happen to you? According to the Nielsen Norman Group, the average visit to a web page is less than 60 seconds. How much could we possibly learn and retain in mere seconds?
When we're the exact same as we were before, when we haven't adjusted our lives in response to learning, and we barely remember what we've just read...
We've been nothing more than entertained. For one minute.
It occurred to me lying there on that gorgeous, white sand beach, that I've been choosing the middle ground way too often. I'm neither learning well nor resting completely. I've been in a state of constant stimulation with little spiritual or intellectual "stickiness."
What about you? Do you ever get stuck in the middle?
Packing fiction next time,