20+ Beautiful Quotes about Slowing Down | Wholesome Culture
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Slowing down. Cancelling plans. Staying in. These are three things we’ve all probably done a lot of recently. For me, 2020 has been a year of five postponed weddings, four family losses, and three rounds of rewatching all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls.” It’s been a year of loneliness yet connection, and stress yet surprising peacefulness. But more than anything, it’s been a time to cherish pockets of peace amid all the heaviness. Long afternoon solo walks, morning coffees, and Friday night dates with a good book are small moments bringing me a sense of comfort. So where are your pockets of peace in 2020? How do you find beauty in the quiet? We hope these quotes about slowing down give you a sense of peace and purpose in your days at home, and wherever else your journey takes you. 

20+ Quotes about slowing down that’ll add wonder to all your days at home

1. “What makes music beautiful is the distance between one note and another. What makes speech eloquent is the appropriate pause between words. From time to time we should take a breath and notice the silence between sounds.” – Haemin Sunim

2. “Wisdom means to choose now what will make sense later. I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

3. “The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

4. “Gmorning. Set the thermostat for your heart today. The temp where you like it. You know yourself, you know what you need. Take your time.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

5. “You have to be able to slow down enough to switch your focus away from all the ways things could be better, to know how good they already are.” – Katherine Ellison

6. “I am rooted, but I flow.” – Virginia Woolf

7. “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” – Jane Austen

8. “We all need something that helps us to forget ourselves for a while — to momentarily forget our age, our gender, our socioeconomic background, our duties, our failures, and all that we have lost and screwed up. ” – Elizabeth Gilbert

9. “A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life.” – Abraham Hicks

10. “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere

11. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” – Mother Teresa

12.“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”  – Lao Tzu

13. “Set expectations for yourself that are not based on what you believe everyone else is doing.” – Julie Hage

14. “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” – Paulo Coelho

15. “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” – Eddie Cantor

16. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” – Ekhart Tolle

17. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates

18. “We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important… Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.” – Leo Babauta Girl smiling

19. “I don’t say no because I am so busy. I say no because I don’t want to be so busy.” – Courtney Carver

20. “Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life.” – Naeem Callaway.

21. “Let’s start by taking a smallish nap or two…” – Winnie The Pooh

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