Forty-seven partially-read nonfiction books sit on my shelf. I counted. This doesn’t include the skimmed websites, flipped through magazines, and instruction manuals that I haven’t even opened. What would it be like to take just one of the books off my shelf and read it for a year, re-reading and memorizing sentences and applying it to my daily actions? What else in our lives whispers for true connection and sustained attention?
We live in a world of abundance, from YouTube videos to supermarket bounty. However, true abundance may not be in our breadth of options, but in the depth of our connection to what we have.