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Jerry Reading a Book
SetuplySep 14, 2023 11:00:00 AM2 min read

Jerry's Slow and Thoughtful Reading List: Books to Savor and Enjoy

Hey there, it's Jerry! As a sloth, I know something about taking things slowly and savoring the moment. That's why I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite books with you: books that encourage us to kick back, think deeply, and fully immerse ourselves in the joy of reading. These are the kind of books that have touched my sloth heart, and I think you’ll find them just as heartwarming.

"The Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu - Ah, “The Tao Te Ching.” This ancient Chinese masterpiece is like a big warm hug. It’s filled with wisdom and insights about life, nature, and the human experience. The simple yet profound teachings encourage us to embrace stillness and live in harmony with the world around us. Sometimes, I just pull it off the shelf and read a few pages to restore the inner Zen.

"Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'' by Annie Dillard - This beautiful and contemplative book is like a gentle stroll through the wonders of nature. As I read it, I can practically feel the breeze rustling through the leaves and the soft hum of life around me. Her words encourage us to open our eyes and hearts to the beauty that surrounds us, even the tiniest of details.

"Walden" by Henry David Thoreau - “Walden” is a timeless classic that’s become a dear friend of mine. Henry David Thoreau's adventures in the woods inspire us to embrace simplicity, find strength in self-reliance, and bask in the enchanting world of nature. It’s like a warm, cozy blanket for your soul.

"The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Don't let its status as a children's book fool you; "The Little Prince" is a profound meditation on life, love, responsibility and the human spirit. As the Little Prince himself once said, "One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye". Through the eyes of a young prince on a journey through the universe, Saint-Exupéry invites us to reflect on our lives and admire the beauty and mystery surrounding us.

"The Art of Stillness" by Pico Iyer - In this concise and thought-provoking book, Iyer becomes a gentle guide, leading us to the tranquil waters of stillness, meditation, and mindfulness. Through his own experiences of travel and contemplation, Iyer shows us how to slow down, find our inner peace, and live with more meaning and purpose.

These books have been like companions on my own journey of mindfulness and reflection. I hope you'll take the time to check them out and discover the pure joy of unhurried and thoughtful reading! Remember, these books hold a world of wisdom and wonder within their pages, so find a cozy spot, settle in, and let them inspire you to embrace life at your own relaxed pace.