• In praise of slow walking

    align=”center” When on Raasay I did some slow walking. Raasay is a beautiful Scottish island, it is silent and there are no crowds on the roads. Slow walking is paying attention to the path, the verges of the road and the surroundings. I listen to the sounds of water and birds; to use my binoculars […]

    jaapsoft No responses May 8, 2017
  • I am so tired, I can’t stop scrolling

    I recently watched Alexa Clay’s Futurist Amish. I found her ideas profound and thought provoking; Some things in life are like buttermilk, they should be enjoyed as they are and not improved upon. Amen to that. She also tells us that a digital detox is not the answer to a healthy approach to technology or […]

    Mariana No responses September 4, 2016
  • The art of just watching

    According to Cornelis Verhoeven, a Dutch philosopher, action-orientation is the belief in the necessity of activity alongside the rejection of passivity. Action oriented people believe that it is better to do something than wait passively for action to emerge from a given situation. Loafing is regarded by these ‘activistische ideologen en moralisten’ (activist ideologues and […]

    jaapsoft 3 responses April 2, 2016
  • The still web recycles

    The Daily Stillness has now been going for 6 months! When it launched at the end of July last year it was an experiment and we did not know how long we would keep it going or if a short daily practice to find stillness and attention in the midst of a busy life could […]

    Mariana 4 responses January 29, 2016
  • (Re)Learning to read

    One way to read with more attention and more care is using the Book Journal. You need a notebook and a pen at hand when you are reading. You read with the intention to write down at least one sentence of the book. The Daily Stillness recently published tips about slow reading. Slow reading aims to reconnect us with […]

    jaapsoft No responses December 11, 2015
  • Daily Stillness launches tomorrow!

    Alan and I have been working hard to get the Daily Stillness site up and running. We are launching tomorrow and we expect that there may be a few glitches as the site gets going. Help us make it better by telling us if anything is not working for you. Leave a comment. Our intention […]

    Mariana No responses June 30, 2015
  • Still Water

    When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the […]

    Mariana One response March 14, 2015