Pico Ayer on The Art of Stillness

Art of Stillnes - Pico-Iyer-quote

 

We’ve lost our Sundays, our weekends, our nights off — our holy days, as some would have it; our bosses, junk mailers, our parents can find us wherever we are, at any time of day or night. More and more of us feel like emergency-room physicians, permanently on call, required to heal ourselves but unable to find the prescription for all the clutter on our desk.

So notes travel writer Pico Iyer in his tiny new book “The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere,” a 96-page chronicle of the globe-encircling scribe’s unlikely venture to ‘nowhere,’ or rather, to finding that someplace inside ourselves that has been obscured by the busyness of modern life.

See the trailer below. And take a moment today to adventure within.

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14 Days To Grateful – A Countdown to Self Love #7

Almost half way to Thanksgiving, and Day 7 brings us within to see ourselves as the guide, the hope, the help. Just as you need support along the way, you’ve certainly been that believing mirror to others.  

Take a minute and write down how and who and why. 

Day 7 - Grateful

14 Days to Grateful – A Countdown to Self Love #6

Day 6 of the 14 Days To Grateful, and we think back on the foes and villains we’ve met this year. If you missed any previous days, you can jump to the start of the 14 Days here.

Grateful Day 6

Love to hear what you’re uncovering on this 14 Day journey to Thanksgiving. You can reach out to me on Twitter @livroomstories or in the comments below.  

All best, Deb