slow living notes

I was always struck by the phrase…”he lived quietly.” I never knew what it meant, but I liked the idea of it. I think it’s one of those phrases that means something different to everyone. What does it mean to me? Well, I am now starting to think of it as slow living…


from 37 Signals (dot) com



There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Make time to meditate. Slowing down your mind is the key to it all…


Slow Living is a movement where people decide to live a more balanced, meaningful life through slowing things down and appreciating both the world around them and what they have. Some people define it as simply making more time for self-care. (groovnow.com)


Why do we pack our calendar with so much activity that we feel rushed with little time to breathe between appointments? Isn’t your day better when you aren’t rushing and running late to the next thing? Better yet, can’t you schedule yourself to do one significant task per day? Give this one significant thing your entire focus. Get it done, and you’ll be satisfied with a good day…


slow living

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”

Lin Yutang

SUGGESTED LINKS:

The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More (by Leo Babauta)

Here are my notes on slow travel.


“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We’re a species that rushes through everything, then complains that time flies.”

Steve Maraboli

I’m still experimenting with this notion of not utilizing a To Do list…living with the idea that having such a list adds unnecessary complexity and stress (when you don’t complete it). I love the idea that your instincts inform on next moves…that deep down, your gut knows what it should be working/focused on next…