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.

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