That’s one of the worst things that you can do – be in a rush.
Do you know what is happening when you are in a rush? To put it simply, you have placed yourself in a position where you are allowing something, or someone, to “push” your life. Being mentally and emotionally pushed is one of the fathers of anxiety – GREAT anxiety.
SLOW DOWN. Breathe. Purposefully plan your schedule in such a way that you are not rushed and “in a hurry.” As Meher Baba said, “A fast mind is a sick mind.” With the proper training of your brain, even if there is an abruption to your plans, you will be able to minimize the tendency to “rush” in your thinking.
Your body is like a train, and the mind is the body’s “engine.” If your thoughts are racing, everything else in the body has to race, too because, just like a train, the engine pulls everything else. This type of pressure wears out the body’s parts unnaturally fast – and it doesn’t feel good, either.
Fast thinking really isn’t an advantage, even in an emergency. Calm THINKING, and fast ACTION, is the most elegant and efficient way to deal with any emergency. A superb example comes from some of the greatest martial artists of history – the Shaolin Monks of the Kung Fu tradition.
They meditated and worked to keep their minds in a state of calm repose, even in a fight. As a result, their actions were faster and more precise because they were not mentally “rushed.” No panic, no anxiety – just action, unencumbered by the burden of the fast thinking that always accompanies fear.
So, slow that mind down! Patient, calm, still water – that is the state of mind that will lead to the fastest and most-appropriate action. And, it will save a ton of wear-and-tear on your organs.
Many Blessings To All…