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So I've been trying to think how I can engage with this forum positively and I've decided to journal the books I am reading here, maybe other people will find some inspiration,
This is my first post,
I am currently reading: "Learning how to Learn" by Idries Shah.
It is an instructional book on how to approach learning the sufi way but could be applied to other forms of learning as well. It is composed of questions put to Mr. Shah together with his answers. I am enjoying it quite a bit.
There was a time in my life when I was good at learning. But I'm old now.
There was a time in my life when I was responsible for a team of people each of whom was responsible for a number of projects. At first I tried to remember what all of their projects were about, but found I could not. So I adopted a policy of not remembering what any of their projects was about. I became very good at not remembering, a skill which is enhanced by being old.
This summary of "Learning how to Learn" alerts me to the subtitle "Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way". Obviously one tries to be tolerant but two groups of people to steer well clear of are psychologists and spiritualists.
I also found a youtube version of a relevant podcast. I listened to the first 38 seconds of it, by which time I had learned absolutely nothing. So I allowed myself to be distracted by Victor Borge and 20 great acoustic guitar intros.
Thank you for bringing this book to my attention.