We are on the fastest auto pilot ever and we’re going to crash sooner or later. Maybe we should slow down.
Slowing down doesn’t mean something bad. On the contrary, it means to start enjoying the beautiful little things in life, be more productive, healthy and maybe happier. It means to stop being a slave of time and return to the root. Being super speedy we lose ourselves. We try to do everything as fast as we can and we end up sad and depressed of not having enough time to do it all. Wake up!
I’ve seen a Ted conference about the slow movement which stroke a cord with me so I bought the book. “In praise of slowness: Challenging the cult of speed” is called and is written by Carl Honore, a Canadian journalist based in London, the speaker in this Ted conference about slowing down.
I’ve just read 100 pages and I’m already excited by the information found in this book. After I’ll finish reading it I will want to make some changes in the way I live my life. Although there things in it you already know it is important to read it so that you remember those things and to start putting them in action. “There is more to life than increasing its speed” says Gandhi so maybe we should start be more aware of the present moment and enjoy it as much as we can weather is food, work, sex, mind or leisure. Carl Honore addresses all this areas and shows you how to take it slow. It talks about the slow movements around the globe, like the slow food movement which was founded in a little city in Italy and the whole slow philosophy in general.
This book is a must read in this fast-paced society in which we live our tiny, superficial lives. Maybe is time for a different approach, to reevaluate ourselves and our point of view. Maybe is time to take it slow and enjoy the ride not the finish line.
If you want to find out more about slowing down you can watch the conference here: