Why do I read the 10 million words?
If the average book is 80,000 words, then you’ve read approximately 10 million words by the time you’ve finished 125 books.
Because New Thought pierced me/resonated with me, I read widely from its inception to the current day. This means from Phineas Parkhurst Quimby onward, the last 150 years or so.
Beyond the reading of words is the reading of people.
Inspired by my brother who long ago began interviewing those who inspired him, in recent years I’ve been sitting down to chat with a range of individuals.
I sit down with artists, writers, yoga teachers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, people grappling with spiritual issues, people creatively propelling themselves forward, people engaged with life. Everyday people I come across who intrigue me in some way.
Everyone lives remarkable stories, though many don’t see it that way. I’ve not met a person yet who hasn’t lived some form of phenomenal in the midst of a seemingly ordinary existence.
These meetups mean I’m also on my way to 10 million words in direct people reading. It’s the best reading I’ve ever done. It’s the most rewarding, the most surprising. It’s also the most humbling.
Because people are amazing! People will blow you away with how they’ll bare their scarred yet unsurpassable souls if you only take the time to inquire with real and true interest.
When you sit down with someone to discover something awesome, awesomeness unfolds itself before your very eyes.
You find what you seek. I seek the extraordinary.
It’s why I read the 10 million words.
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