Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday & AnyDay Survival: Can slowing down accelerate your transformation?

I've just had my second cup of coffee, have million things to do, my desk has scattered piles, AND, I intend to transition into the holiday spirit to be with one of my favorite grand-daughters this afternoon ... Can I pace myself?
Enjoy this TED Talks YouTube and these notes on slowing down by Carl Honore ... Take a deep breath, smile, and decide to be in a state of joy!

Carl Honore writes:

What is In Praise of Slow about?

It’s about how the world got stuck in fast-forward and how more and more people everywhere are slowing down. In other words, it’s about the rise of the Slow Movement. In Praise of Slow is published in 30 languages and has been a bestseller in many countries. In October 2009, it was the inaugural selection for the new Huffington Post book club.

What is the Slow Movement?

It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed. Savoring the hours and minutes rather than just counting them. Doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible. It’s about quality over quantity in everything from work to food to parenting.

What are the tell-tale symptoms of living too fast?

When you feel tired all the time and like you’re just going through the motions, getting through the many things on your To-Do list but not engaging with them deeply or enjoying them very much. You don’t remember things as vividly when you rush through them. You feel like you’re racing through your life instead of actually living it. Illnesses are often the body’s way of saying Enough already, slow down!

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