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February 14, 2022

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Robert Lax: A Life Slowly Lived

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves –slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future

– Thich Nhat Hanh –

Robert Lax: A Life Slowly Lived

“Robert Lax was an American writer and poet who developed a unique style of abstract poetry, described by Jack Kerouac as ‘one of the great original voices of our time’. He was also a contemplative who, outside of a formal monastic context, adopted a lifestyle based upon simplicity and prayer which was an inspiration to his many friends and visitors. Thomas Merton, his closest friend, immortalised him in his best-selling book, The Seven Storey Mountain. In the mid-1960s Lax abandoned his career in New York to live on the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Patmos, seeking ‘to put himself in a place where grace could flow’. In this article, Robert Hirschfield presents a central aspect of his spirituality — living slowly. { read more }

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Step into the practice of slowness today. For more inspiration, check out this post on, “The Art of Slowing Down.” { more }

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