The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere


Iyer, Pico

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.


“It is a pearl that resonates and challenges the reader to consider his/her choices and direction. I find myself often thinking about the glut of information and data we face. In generations past, one did not have to make the choice to do nothing, or be still; that was the state of being for many, much of the time.” — reviewed by B. Grant.

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