Share the Wealth: Slow Is Beautiful

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
–Blaise Pascal

“The whole struggle of life is to some extent a struggle about how slowly or how quickly to do each thing.”
–Sten Nadolny

“To be able to feel leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.”
–Bertrand Russell

“So as not to feel the terrible burden of time that breaks your shoulders and bends you towards the earth, you must get drunk without respite. But drunk on what? On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you like. But get drunk.”
–Charles Baudelaire

Join us at on Sunday 2 June  for our next Share the Wealth: Lindsay Sihilling will facilitate “Slow is Beautiful,” a conversation on what it means to resist rushing and center on a more mindful approach to the pace of our lives. We will think about what areas of our life (working, loving, cooking, driving) can benefit from deliberate acts of slowness.

Lindsay will share how an interruption to her formerly fast-paced life forced her to confront the present, embrace a more meditative grasp on time, and grow in the wisdom of living a slower life.

We will consider:
Does my pace of life improve the quality of my life or take away from it?
How can we maintain a still mind in the midst of a full schedule?
Are we afraid of going slowly?
What does Baudelaire mean by “the horrible burden of time”?

Potluck dinner begins at 6 pm
Lindsay begins sharing at 6:45
At the home of Jim and J’Ann Allen
4519 Oakland Avenue
Forest Park Southeast

Lindsay NWC 3.1.2014

Lindsay, at Northwest Coffee

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