The highest level of learning requires deep assimilation. Learning is about gathering new thoughts, ideas and information and processing them in such a way that you receive the understanding and can form your own thought from that understanding. Geniuses work this way.
This painting shows the process of assimilation. There is a pattern of gathering, receiving, digesting, transforming and allowing new patterns to emerge through the process.
When you want to elevate your thinking and enter your zone of genius, practice assimilation.