"I Needed To Stop Learning Just For The Sake Of Finishing My Daily Sedarim"
Yitz commenting on How To Approach Learning Torah :
The Me'or Einayim points out that the Torah is created new every day, and so you need to read it as if it was entirely new to you - even if you have learned it in the past or even if you are picking up where you left off yesterday. He proves this like so:
All a book contains are letters, there is no inherent wisdom in the letters, they're just letters. Yet, when you read the letters and attempt to connect to Hashem's chochma, then Hashem fills the letters with His chochma and you find meaning.
If you are just reading the letters, then perhaps what's missing is Hashem's chochma.
Since I was young, for some reason, it was always clear to me that learning Torah is more about connecting to Hashem than it is learning anything from the sefer in front of you. I don't know who taught me that.
Think of it this way: Sometimes you want to spend time with your son (or someone else who is important to you) the activity is secondary and is merely a means to the end of spending quality time with that special someone.
So, if you approach Torah learning as "I want to spend quality time with Hashem" and the sefer is just the medium, it comes alive in a whole different way.