Grounded in Stillness.

Saturday, May 23, 2015



Words for the weekend, from Pico Iyer's TED book The Art of Stillness (which was the first book I read this year, and one of the most memorable): "At some point, all the horizontal trips in the world stop compensating for the need to go deep, into somewhere challenging and unexpected; movement makes most sense when grounded in stillness. In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing could feel more luxurious than paying attention."

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Wishing you a very happy holiday weekend. I'll be back next week with new Non-Career Advice, Recommended Reading, and a POV — thanks so much, in the meantime, for your patience and support as I've shifted gears here a bit. I'm now posting 2-3 times per week instead of five in an effort to be more thoughtful about the material I'm sharing (and to accommodate what's become a busier work schedule) — it's an evolving adventure, and I'm so grateful to have you along on it with me. Thank you so much, as always, for reading!

Photo by Max Wanger.

5 comments:

Tori's Tales said...

I never do notice schedules, my friend, I just smile when a new post appears, so don't you worry about us - we're just blessed to be on the receiving end of the wonders you share! That quote is something else - a 'take with you everywhere' kind <3

Kelly said...

Lovely.

Shoko said...

Tori, thank you! So sweet of you.

Barrett said...

love these words! thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

I love this, it fits so well with the direction I see my life heading right now. Guess I'll have to add another book to my looooongass list. =]

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