I received an email from one of our graduates on some questions she has on the 5-day program. I reckon it is a good idea that I share them with you so that you too, can benefit from her questions. I do not know if she wants her name made known and so have not done so here.
Here’s an excerpt of her email:
“I have just photoread The Present. Questions:
1) Is it ok if I photoread a book while my radio is on?
2) Sometimes I am aware that my eyes shifted to another point instead of focusing at the middle of the book. Is this alright?
3) Do you want me to activate The Present? I can use the mind map or answer created questions regarding the text.”
Well done my dear! The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. I am so glad that you took the first step of PhotoReading your book. Keep it up! And keep our Read-a-book Monday dates ok. You are doing great.
Let me address your questions:
(1) It’s prefectly fine unless you’re very distracted by it. If you’re really very distracted, you can do 2 things. One, switch off the radio. Two, affirm what you want as you’re in Alpha ‘Outside noises that are unimportant to me will help me focus and PhotoRead even better.’ The latter is especially useful if you have no control over the radio knob!
(2) As much as possible, keep your Photofocus gaze steady. Constant shifting may disrupt your state. So, if you discover that your gaze have shifted, simply bring them back to the center of the book again. It’s ok. As you develop your PhotoReading muscle more, your gaze will also become more steady.
(3) Well you can choose to activate the book if you want to. I find The Present a book that I’ll rapid read instead of super reading and dipping, simply because I want to enjoy the story more. And to make it even more relevant to my life, I’ll postview it first with questions as to how I can practically apply the principles in my life.
Do write me on your experience and you know I’ll be happy to clarify any further questions.