03/07/2014 05:13 pm ET Updated Mar 10, 2014

How The 'Godfather Of Slow' Learned To Live In The Moment

Carl Honoré, a successful journalist with a fast-paced media career, is on a mission to help teach others how not to rush through so many of life's valuable moments. But the "Godfather of Slow" himself had to learn this lesson the hard way when he realized he couldn't even sit still long enough to read his son a bedtime story.

“This moment that should have been the most relaxed, the most intimate, the most magical, the most tender moment of the day when a dad sits down to read a story to his little boy, had become this war between my hurry and his slowness,” Honoré told HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

Feeling ashamed by his behavior, Honoré began set off on a search for his "inner tortoise," exploring the ways in which our world is governed by a "virus of hurry." His 2013 book The Slow Fix discusses the philosophy behind his findings and the principles of the slow movement, for which he is now a global ambassador.

Watch Honoré discuss the moment he realized he needed to slow down in the video above.