I’ve been on vacation for months, I’m in-between projects and but at first, I had a difficult time slowing down.

I was used to always doing something, even on vacation.

But, these last few months I’ve reassessed my entire life. Once I got used to slowing down I didn’t want to live being so busy ever again. The hustle of being in business, having to be better and faster than everybody else is exhausting.

I wanted to enjoy life more.

These are the books that I read/listened to figure out how to appreciate having a slower life.

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore 

Awesome overview of various slowness movements. Loved it. Slower is often most better: better health, better work, better family life, better business, better exercise, better company, and even better sex. This book talks about this new slow movement stuff food, so city, so sex, so schooling movements. Be comfortable with being slow. There is the wisdom of slowness. I think with automation and artificial intelligence becoming more powerful that people are going to embrace a more slow lifestyle in the future because you actually get to enjoy life. Slow thinking with fast artificial intelligence is going to be extremely powerful and people aren’t going to embrace having help and actually being slow and pursuing their life interests more and more.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: Guidance on the Path to Mindfulness from a Spiritual Leader by Haemin Sunim

I’m enjoying slowing down and appreciating life more. He has many stories and how life is sweeter than when you slow down.

“Love allows the world to stop for just a moment.”

“Give the gift of your full presence.”

“For enlightened person and very single day is a great day because they know that no one can take away their wisdom.”

Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner

I love the authors suggestions on how to get rid of the unused items in your house. Her story of going from unknown to a celebrity to bankruptcy to the slow lifestyle and resetting life to enjoy it, is a heart warming story. She has a lot of suggestions on how to enjoy life more fully.  

Love For Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim

My slowing down and enjoying my life has been a blessing. Everything isn’t perfect and Sunim, a Korean. Buddhist Monk tells some great stories about how imperfection is good.

“Enlightenment is a start not the end”