My sense is wherever you are, and whatever your religious orientation or lack of it, just to go to silence whether it's by taking a walk or going into a retreat house is like going into a hospital for the soul. --Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer Chooses Stillness

Pico Iyer Chooses Stillness

May 11, 2018-- Pico Iyer has spent much of his life traveling. He's described himself as "something of a global creature"having been born in England to Indian parents and then raised in California, later moving to New York and now living in Japan and sought out places as a travel writer and explorer that piece together, much like his own inner world, disparate cultures and identities "to make a stained-glass whole." However, an article he wrote published in the New York Times, was about a different kind of travel journey an inner one. Settle in to stillness and savor this interview with Pico Iyer, "to remember that our happiness, our clarity, our ability to be attentive and of benefit to ourselves and the world really is dependent on building that stillness into our days to slow down a little and travel in". (6016 reads)

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Take ActionDuring this week, when you catch yourself rushing to keep pace with the in-human pace of technology, stop; then take one hour off to move slowly toward stillness. Give yourself permission to live life at human-speed.

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