Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Slow Living

While perusing my daily blogroll I came across this quote on the Decor8 blog - from the Wikipedia definition for the Slow Life Movement:

Slow Living is the choice to live consciously with the goal of enhancing personal, community and environmental well-being. Slow Living recognizes the role that time plays in shaping the quality of our lives. By slowing down we make time to savor our experiences and to connect more fully with others. The process of slowing down involves simplifying our lives and minimizing distractions so that we have more time and more energy to focus on what is meaningful and fulfilling. By consciously choosing to do less, we contribute to reducing some of the negative social and environmental impacts of our actions.”

I love the simplicity of this statement. I also love the reminder that slowing down is not a sign of weakness, but on the contrary, a sign of focus and determination. 

A little Zen for your Tuesday.
Wax on, wax off. 

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