The message about my blog and upcoming book is to live deeply, slowly, with awareness and thoughtfulness, instead of skipping the surface. By going fast we tend to miss understanding the significance of things, or make mistakes, or simply overlook the beauty of things.
It seems to have taken some Brits by surprise that the Brexit vote actually went through. It seems that many Brits only wondered about the consequences of the vote after the fact. It seems that many Brits would opt for a do-over if they could.
Slowing down allows us to think a bit more, a bit deeper, weighing and anticipating the consequences ahead of time. Spontaneousness has its charm in certain instances - when there are no major consequences either way. "The weather is beautiful, I was going to do the laundry, but let's go for a walk instead." But decisions with big consequences require several deep breaths, a looooong pause, a bit of research, taking a look from all sides, maybe sleeping over the quandary, then considering things with fresh eyes the next morning - before deciding. Things with big consequences can't always be undone. Take a look at an earlier post on slowing down. And another one.