PJI Principle 11: Practice Slowing Down 

Tuesday,  June 30, 2020

To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) has been sharing one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. This week, we feature Principle 11:

With heightened emotions and all that we are facing right now, slowing down to connect with our breath, our bodies and our emotions is important to our health.

We slow down to check in with ourselves. We slow down to ensure our actions can be intentional and kind. We slow down to reflect and cultivate empathy, which offers “… that incredibly healing message of ‘you’re not alone.’” (Brené Brown)

Paul Chapman, professor, humanities, and PJI Winter Park campus coordinator, reflects in this article on the eleventh principle as he considers how slowing down creates space throughout the body for both reconciliation and meditation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

    The Spring/Summer PJI JOURNAL is Now Available

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 The Peace and Justice institute is happy to announce that the Spring/Summer 2021 edition of the Peace and Justice Institute’s JOURNAL is out, with articles covering a variety of topics. In this issue, you will read about recent efforts to memorialize the Ocoee Massacre and enter a place of healing; the story of […]

    Join PJI for the Third Annual Creating a Resilient...

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Date: Tuesday, April 20 ― Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Online This past year has reinforced that resilience is not automatic. It is built over time, through our unique lived experiences, cultivated by our surrounding support systems, and can shape our well-being. On behalf of […]