#tds1939 Slowness as an act of resistance

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“Ultimately, I believe that slowness is an act of resistance, not because slowness is a good in itself but because of all that it makes room for, the things that don’t get measured and can’t be bought.” Rebecca Solnit How will you use slowness as an act of resistance today? You could do worse than… Read more »

#tds1938 Wu Wei – The principle of not forcing

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Today, practice living your day without forcing action. What changes? Both inner and outer changes. What is each moment asking of you? Do that. A full day feels too ambitious? Just practice for an hour. Tweet your response to @livedtime and be sure to include the hashtag #tds1938

#tds1937 I dare you to watch this video

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Did you get through it? Were you frustrate and impatient? Do you see that the only thing that stand between you and stillness is your unruly mind? Can you watch it again and focus on your breathing for the length of the video. Tweet your response to @livedtime and be sure to include the hashtag… Read more »

#tds1936 The tao of Screen

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Welcome to the first daily stillness. Today we start as we mean to go on and go in search of the distraction-free desktop. A clean and still work surface encourages productive ends, no? Take time to make your digital workspace a place of stillness and no distractions. Lifehacker has some tips. Try something today. [A… Read more »

#tds1935 But 10 seconds a few times a day?

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Can you find 10 seconds a few times in your day? Just 10 seconds and just over a minute to listen  to some wise advise. Ajahn Sucitto Tweet your response to @livedtime and be sure to include the hashtag #tds1935

#tds1934 Is it really so ludicrous to be a Luddite?

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“The method of carefully and deliberately dismantling technologies, epistemological Luddism if you will, is one way of recovering the buried substance upon which our civilization rests. Once unearthed, that substance could again be scrutinized, criticized, and judged.” (Winner) Is epistemological Luddism a way into stillness in our fast paced lives? Take time to close read… Read more »

#tds1933 Be attentive to what is at hand

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“Photographer Alison Harris spent six years photographing the sky from her window in Italy. The result is a series of photographs that gradually evolved into A Window in the Sky, an exhibition at Spaziotemporaneo gallery in Milan. It also became a simple, contemplative practice that we can all easily do.” Today, can you find a window… Read more »

#tds1932 Learning to intertwine loss, decency and beauty

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On Being is a treasure trove of still moments and insight. Let’s listen to another podcast today? “Kate Braestrup is a chaplain to game wardens, often on search and rescue missions, in the wilds of Maine. She works, as she puts it, at hinges of human experience when lives alter unexpectedly — where loss, disaster,… Read more »

#tds1931 Is nothing sacred anymore?

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“A small place to catch my breath, chill with myself and just let my mind wander, completely free of any sense of obligation.” Katie Shu     Today find your digital chapel, your personal sacred space. Follow the rules above and stay for 15 minutes. Is there a website that emphasises silence and being completely… Read more »

#tds1930 A good day

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A respected Benedictine monk walks us through a gratefulness meditation (this link goes to video, audio file below) today.   Tweet your response to @livedtime and be sure to include the hashtag #tds1930

#tds1929 Lost in thought

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Today count the number of times you find yourself lost in thought. Just counting. No evaluation or attempt to do something different: Ah! I was lost in thought, next? Tweet your response to @livedtime and be sure to include the hashtag #tds1929

#tds1928 Enhancing places through technology

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Sue Thomas drew our attention to a conference titled ‘Enhancing places through technology’. Today take a tour of your life and tell us of one place you feel is enhanced by technology and how. Yes, notifications off and find a quiet place for reflection.   Tweet your response to @livedtime and be sure to include… Read more »