The term “slow” is shorthand for:
Recognising that time is precious, but rushing to try and fit more in is not the answer. That taking the time and effort to appreciate what is now will be much more fulfilling than filling your days and doing this just to get somewhere in the future.
That leads to…
A STATE OF MIND/ATTITUDE
Embodied by being centred, relaxed, unhurried, unrushed, unflustered and acting spontaneously in the right way (at the right pace) in a given situation.
That becomes a…
This manifests itself as different tways for different people, depending on their interests and experiences, but shared values are: Finding the right pace to do things. Appreciating. Community, co-operation, manners and meaning connections with people.
Inspired and embodying the spirit of the tale of the Hare and the Tortoise – “Slow and steady wins the race…”
In all areas of life: business, arts, education, sports, transport,
SLOW IS NOT…
“Slow is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace; it’s about working, playing and living better by doing everything at the right speed.” – Carl Honore, author of the best selling book “In Praise of Slow”
About being slothful, lazy or ignorant. In fact just the opposite, it is about being mindful, aware and intelligent in your actions.