This stuff is not so hard as you think. Really, it isn’t—but it does take work.
Sometimes, all we need is a little focus—to slow down and pay attention. To listen and to have a conversation with a human being—after all, a human being wrote what you’re trying to come to terms with. And to develop some new habits—beginning with turning off your computer and turning the pages of a book.
Reading develops it own energy—the more you read, the faster you move along and the easier reading becomes, even the hard stuff.
Before long, you’ll want to talk to your friends about what you’ve read. I hope you’ll join a reading group. Check here for groups who meet regularly or for help in starting your own.