"Spend half an hour each day doing nothing; if you don’t have the time, spend an hour."
paraphrase (via magnificentruin)
"slow is always better … you have to feel what’s going on. this is why i reject power tools. they’re simply far too fast. you can’t feel the irregularities. the tool simply takes over."
"Writing things down enforces slowness, and by extension, thoughtfulness."
"There is a slow design movement out there. “Daily life has become a cacophony of experiences that disable our senses, disconnect us from one another and damage the environment,” say the designers of the not-for-profit slowLab. “But deep experience of the world — meaningful and revealing relationships with the people, places and things we interact with — requires many speeds of engagement, and especially the slower ones.” Inspired by other global “slow” movements in food and city planning, slow design is not just about duration or speed, but about thoughtfulness, deliberation, and — how else to put it? — tender loving care."
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you must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.

only in the awareness of the present, can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup.

only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy.

if you are ruminating about the past, or…

"If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."
"I get up early. I like to read a little before anyone but the dog is up. I also like to read at night, not in bed but just before I go to bed. […] It’s the right speed for me — slow."
— my quiet time is 6-7a, daily.