By Charlie Murray
The words slow living bring to mind lots of different images, many of which could involve some kind of lounging by a pool or beach drinking mojitos and piña coladas. Slow living will typically conjure up a memory of a time when we were far removed from the fast pace of day-to-day life and all of its trivialities.
But slow living can exist in many different forms. It can simply be the taste of your freshly ground coffee in the morning, the smell of a slow cooked lamb shoulder on a lazy Sunday afternoon, the sight of a warm, flickering fire - those moments in life that pull you luxuriously into the present.
Slow living is a personal experience and means something different to each and every one of us, but it always finds its foundations in our deepest values - it's about working out what we simply cannot live without. Slow living is about deciding what brings fulfilment to our lives and then surrounding ourselves with comforts that embody these values. Best of all, slow living is a state of mind that you can take with you anywhere.
Welcome to the here. journal, a blog about slow living.