The Meaning of "Slow Living"


When most of us hear the term "slow living", we envision a simple life filled with meditation, a peaceful home and time spent in nature.  It wasn't until recently when I read this article, that I fully grasped what the slow living movement represents.  It stands for "sustainable, local, organic, and whole and is about having little impact, shopping local and avoiding mass produced and processed things."  It's about slowing down in our fast paced lives and pausing before making decisions big or small, as we consider how these decisions will affect not only us but our community,  society as a whole, and the Earth.  This lifestyle doesn't promise a quiet home but it does encourage health, community and wholeness.