Pause, stop; whatever you are doing can wait. Take a deep breath, inhale and fill your lungs. Smell the air. Exhale slowly. Taste the wind. Take a moment to detach yourself, to think, to thank, and to readjust.
This is not just advice, it's our life motto; an incomplete manifesto of sorts. It is our daily practice to learn how to recenter ourselves, regain balance and become more resilient against the lightning fast pace of life. We do not claim to have mastered this, nor have we perfected the art of slow-living. It is, however, our pursuit, our aspiration and the way we want to choose to live.
This journal is our conscious reminder that there is more to every day than 'the grind', more to every day than our rituals and habits. We have created The Edward as a symbol, a landmark and a place to ground this way of thinking into reality; a place where we put this ethos to practice in order to achieve both focus and perspective.
“Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.”—Oliver Sack
We do not wish to mistake detachment with indifference. Do not let us. We still care deeply about the fast world around us, yet we choose to imagine a world where balance is the only governing principle. Keep us honest to this choice.