Slow Media has won a prestigious Silver Nautilus Book Award, in honor of “its contribution to building a better world and its potent message of hope, wisdom, and joy,” according to the committee’s announcement in May 2019.
I was thrilled to learn that previous winners include luminaries such as Barbara Kingsolver, Andrew Weil, Jeremy Rifkin, Frances Moore Lappe, Eckhart Tolle, David Korten, Naomi Wolf, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rifkin talked at my university when I was an undergraduate and his book Time Wars: The Primary Conflict in Human History had a big impact on my thinking about Slowness and the politics of time.
Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible remains one of my favorite novels, as does The Lacuna.
One of Tolle’s main messages is that “you are not your mind” — that a person cannot be reduced to their brain or their thinking. You are much more than the sum of your thoughts.