Friday, May 13, 2011

The Slow Movement

Something is very wrong about our culture.  We move too fast.

This is probably a hair-brained, crazy idea...but wouldn't it be fun to start a lifestyle called The Slow Movement

We could have a website, free membership, and give out bumper stickers that say something like, "Am I driving too slow?  It's intentional.  I'm part of"

The mission of the group would be to slow our lives down in an effort to slow down the lives of the people around us.  Our goal would be to help people soak in moments more, appreciate the gifts around them, and stop constantly craving more.

Our charism would be to be satisfied with what you have.  On a daily basis, we would practice things like NOT multi-tasking, walking slowly, and going out of our way to pursue authentic means of communication (instead of ones that require technology).

We would live by the mantra of going to bed early and eating fresh, organic foods that need lots of prep time in the kitchen.  We could have monthly meetings where we'd come up with new ideas to practice.

Wouldn't that make for a fun counter-culture group?

At the very least, it'd be a fun website to read.  :)