“Hurry!”, “Rush!”, or “Don’t wait — act now!” Advertising campaigns send these messages to us every day. “C’mon, let’s go!” is what we’ve been programmed to say the minute the light turns green and the car ahead of us hasn’t moved. If a car stops in the middle of the road trying to squeeze into a parking spot that just opened up, it blocks the traffic and we honk our horn and get the finger in return. Is that really behavior of a mature adult? Or is it the manifestation of impatience and an inharmonious state of mind?
We feel the same way when we have to sit for an extra second or two as our computer downloads information we believe we need - immediately! We get antsy staring at our screens and sigh. There is no patience in this type of behavior and it destroys the natural harmony of the body.
Notice how we always have to run to some place; we are always on the go. “I’m so busy all the time,” we complain, “I have no time to myself.” We justify what we do, this busyness, to validate our being. This busyness means we are worthy. We are important.
However, this running around is a wrong sense, (did you hear me say “wrong sense”?) thinking that we are not getting things done in time or we are not being useful, helpful or industrious – aka we’re not worthy, is just plain incorrect. The more we run around, the more we feel we are actually “doing” and this “doing” makes us feel that we are productive. However, this is a mistake and it’s quite the opposite. We don’t have to proof that we are worthy, we are worthy by nature.
Taking a moment, even a quick one, to understand that there is time for everything worthwhile, allowing ourselves to take that time to renew our spirit, that is the correct way of handling our sense of “too much”. Certainly, some deadlines cannot be avoided, or emergencies arise which command our time. Yet, such occasions are not day-to-day occurrences. There is enough time for everything worth doing, even if we have a full schedule. Prioritize and I’m sure you will find the time to do the things you want to do. I’m certain that you will make time to visit dear friends or attend a concert that you’ve been looking forward to. I’m sure you will find the time for whatever strikes your fancy.
The truth is, we have all the time in the world. Just do one thing at a time, and go on calmly with your daily business. This relaxed state of mind will save you the time you think you don’t have. Let’s not hurry so much through life; know that everything will be done in due time.
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