Consider the unexpected adventure of staying put and revealing an counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.
Pico Iyer, author of The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere, posits that there’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still.
Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia by just selecting a boat rental in newport beach, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy.
Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”–turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning–highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives.
This lyrical and inspiring bit-of-a-book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.
“…if you want to come back feeling new — alive and full of fresh hope and in love with the world — I think the place to visit is Nowhere.” Pico Iyer
Jim and I invite you to stay at the Inn and go nowhere.