I first heard of Hammock on Susannah Conway’s “Something for the Weekend” list. She posts every Friday, and quite often, a few things from her list end up on my Monday’s Something Good post. I have been listening to them all morning, and their music is so beautiful, it breaks my heart. On Rhapsody, they are classified as “Shoegazer,” which is one of my favorite genres of music.
I’ve been obsessed with the Voluntary Simplicity Movement since I first discovered it in graduate school. It named and defined a longing I felt deep in my belly, the way I wanted my life to look, to be. This weekend, I read a description of Slow Living and felt the same recognition, a longing named.
Slow Living is the choice to live consciously with the goal of enhancing personal, community and environmental well being. Slow Living recognizes the role that time plays in shaping the quality of our lives. By slowing down we make time to savor our experiences and to connect more fully with others. The process of slowing down involves simplifying our lives and minimizing distractions so that we have more time and more energy to focus on what is meaningful and fulfilling. By consciously choosing to do less, we contribute to reducing some of the negative social and environmental impacts of our actions.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Quote
“The point of meditation is to feel alive.” Oh yeah. I want to go to there.
Blog post by Justine Musk
“Things Smart Women Know.”
A Human Thing
I’m sad, because yesterday we finished our 41 6-Word Days on A Human Thing, but happy because Judy Clement Wall, author of the site, has only just begun. She also writes the blog Zebra Sounds, another good thing.
Great posts on Scoutie Girl
“Taming the Giant Incongruence” and “Gestures, Ripples, and Wealth: What Does it All Mean?”
Post from Sandi Amorim of Deva Coaching
“Are You Ready to Listen?” describes a really powerful, yet simple practice.
Promise #90 from Twisted Pinky
“You are Perfect,” which says ”If you think you need to change, then change, but know this: you won’t become more perfect or most perfect or perfecter or perfectest.”
New post on Truth Tending with Kristin Noelle
I am wishing you a wonderful Monday, dear reader. May you have your own long list of good things.