Visit a library.
Slow down and take a stroll through your local library. Wander among the latest displays, see what the librarians are featuring. Or just go straight to your favorite section & devour what’s new/ available.
Turn pages & take in the musty smell of old books…physical, tangible hardcovers & ancient writings, opinions, & philosophies of humanity. Appreciate it- everywhere you turn are ideas, learning, inspiration so solid you can grab them & feel their history, literally!
Get into the slowness of it- give yourself freedom to live in an earlier time before internet & Google, when encyclopedias & phone books were the only way to search info. And the quiet…savor the peace & solitude of exploring all that knowledge.
Thanks for reading today’s slow down tip. How’s it going practicing the slow down mantra? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Listen to flute music.
There’s no musical instrument quite as mystical and yet so longingly familiar as the wooden/ bamboo flute. When I listen to it it feels like I’m being instantly rooted & drawn back toward the earth, & washed over with a melodic ‘coming home’ feeling.
The ancient sound can teleport me to magical places in my mind- a fire lit cavern, an enchanted forest, moonlight on a stream, red rocks in the desert, a canoe in a foggy lake, a waterfall…
If you’d like to feel slowed down, quieter, & more zen-like try listening to these ancient flute sounds. They are so healing & will add a little beauty to your day or lull you to sleep at night! Here’s a spotify playlist I created w/ mysterious sounds of the Japanese bamboo flute:
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