August 23, 2022
REST: The Art of Doing Less


I know you are super busy, so I am going to keep this book review super short.

Why do I know you are super busy? Because you are living in the age of information overload and, unless you are in a coma, traction, or jail, you are very likely feeling overwhelmed much of the time.

Or as the White Rabbit put it, "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date."

Most of our ancestors thanked God for everything. The rest of us? We thank God for Friday -- the proverbial end of the workweek -- a five day sprint too often cluttered with meetings, technology, and to do lists.


Is it any surprise that "business" and "busyness" are spelled almost the same way?

Here's the bottom line, folks: Joseph Bennett's new book, REST: The Art of Doing Less is a breath of fresh air -- an antidote to overload, especially for inward-looking people who value quality over quantity.

"Simplify, simplify, simplify," is how H.D. Thoreau once put it.

And Lao Tzu? "The foolish man is always doing, yet much remains to be done. The wise man does nothing, yet nothing remains undone."

Joseph Bennett not only gets this, he provides a trail of bread crumbs for the rest of us so we can find our way back to a simple place of quietude within.

"REST" is not only an easy read, spacious, and welcoming. It is also very practical -- sparking actionable ideas anyone can take to unplug from the madness.

Ah... breathing! Ah... being! Ah... taking the time for the timeless.

PS: A rabbi, a priest and a neurosurgeon did not walk into a bar.

Available on Amazon

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at August 23, 2022 05:43 PM

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