The Art of Stillness

Movement makes most sense when grounded in stillness.

In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow.
In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.
And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.

You can go on vacation to Paris or Hawaii or New Orleans three months from now, and you’ll have a tremendous time, I’m sure. But if you want to come back feeling new—alive and full of fresh hope and in love with the world—I think the place to visit may be Nowhere.

~ Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

For more, watch the 14-minute TED Talk below.