The Value of Slowing Down

For several hours today, I sat and listened to various speakers extol the virtues of slowing down and taking time for quiet.  Advent is to blame for this.

Roman Catholics celebrate Advent as a season of several weeks prior to Christmas.  Think of it as the antidote to the craze that swept over shoppers of the NY Walmart last week.

As the pace of digital life increases, slowing down might not be such a bad idea after all.  It's good for your health, it allows more time for real human interaction and of course enables you to hear the still, quiet voice of God.

P.S. TDS reader Jon Swanson has this e-book created just for Advent.  Thanks Jon!

A happy man is too satisfied with the present

to dwell too much on the future.”

Albert Einstein