Even if you read an interesting book or hear some interesting lecture, do note the details of what is being said, but most importantly understand the underlying concept, reasoning and flow. THIS is what will help you to then relate this information to anything else, anything at all which could benefit you. E.g. I was just speaking to someone about formatting websites. Frankly the look & feel of a website- though at an apparent level may seem different from a movie or corporate dressing, but is it really? Aren’t they all branding and further more what is branding- just the ‘image’ of what you want to convey for your business, product etc. So, you see, once you understand the basic concept, then extrapolating it to any other particular outcome is very easy.
Similarly, and I know many of you will wonder about this similarity- do keep reading and give me a chance to explain- So similarly, if you read about a new article on consciousness or regression analysis or karmic clearing, do not just try to interpret the steps and memorize them. Do not just conduct them verbatim- instead, read them and if they touch a chord within, which probably means that it is the ‘right’ information for you at that time, re-read it. Read it as many times as needed, till it is not the words which are memorized by the brain, but instead the very essence of the teaching seep in.
Now, when this happens what you will note is- you don’t need to co-relate learning-s anymore, instead the very essence will connect with all the other appropriate topics and you will ‘know’. Totally and completely- without any lack or reservation. Now, you will ‘be’ the teaching, the topic etc. and so it will flow thru you and create the necessary actions, changes, outcomes etc. and what about you? Well, you will be transformed in the process. Not thru effort (which is always needed in any kind of ‘mental’ learning) BUT, thru the processing of ‘Universal Essence’. This is the Maitreyi technique of conceptual learning, which utilizes the very presence of the “Universal Essence” to know, understand and conduct all learning.
Once you start approaching learning thru this method you will find that retaining specifics (as is typically conducted in Traditional Learning Methods) will also be easy. Since many of the memory techniques, do rely on co-relations, don’t they? E.g. mnemonics. Also, learning about many varied topics will also be easy.
BUT most importantly, what you will notice is that ‘learning’ is no more a dry action of simple reading and cramming notes; instead it is alive and vibrant. It brings you joy and a sense of living-motion. It doesn’t just fill you up with information and burden you with ‘more stuff’, instead it enlivens and transforms you in newer, more expansive ways- ways you did not even previously think existed.
Personally this is the way, I have been able to learn all these various art and business forms. The very ‘essence’ of each of the ‘form’ imparted it’s secret to me. Which is always apparent, we just need to be calm and focused… and once the ‘essence’ is understood, then extrapolating it to create any other ‘new form’ is quite easy.
I hope you are able to learn concepts and co-relate. Absorb essence and thru this process, not be just another inquisitive learner, but be the very existential substance of learning itself. I.e. not just ‘learning’ something, but ‘be’ the learning itself, absolute and complete- in form and essence.