Before launching this course, I want to know that what I am asking of my mother scholars to do, is doable. So, I am strictly confining myself to 15 minutes a day for at least 30 days, if not the next 90 days. I do not own the set yet and am reading it online. I turn on a timer and when the alarm goes off I finish the paragraph and write on a sticky note where I left off and stick it to my laptop hand rest. Then the next day I waste no time finding my starting place.
I am used to reading books in such a way that I find moment here and there and liking to complete them quickly. Mostly because I am impatient and want to know whats next. This 15 minute a day pace is affords a new perspective, a refreshing time to think and ponder deeper. I have been saving my reading for the end of the day. I will now move my reading time earlier in the day and also play with different times to see when my mind is most clear and my time least distracted. I just wanted to keep a space between my scripture time and my classics time so I could relish and ponder both. Maybe scriptures before breakfast and classics after lunch? Yeah! Quiet time is back!!!
If I can carve out 15 minutes a day on a regular basis, why not 16 or 17 minutes? What would happen if I just had the book, or had it on a handheld device, then would I discover minutes here and there? For now, I am enjoying the first work in volume one- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.