It seems to me that growth in understanding of any subject happens in upward spirals. The X factor in this equation is passing time. The result is that you can study the SAME materials you studied during the last period, yet now these very same words contain a whole new level of meaning.
This is why it is good practice to go back and re-study the basics again after a certain chunk of time has passed. I’ve been doing this for the last week or so, going over the basics again – and it is like I never really READ it before. The very same material now contains whole new layers of meaning for me… But what’s really happening is that my understanding has increased over passing time and I’m in a new learning cycle, seeing it all again with the eyes of the experience I gained since the round.