Do you often find life is moving way too fast for you to handle? If your answer is yes, then, you are not alone. We often find ourselves rushing for time – rushing your morning breakfast to rushing to your workplace, chasing deadlines and rushing home to have dinner with your family.
When was the last time you actually slowed down, take a breather and relax?
Personally, I believe that most of us are always in a hurry because of a few reasons. The first reason is how we are unconsciously programmed to live in the environment that has been long conditioned by society.
In our daily living, a lot of us are always in a “hurry” mode for a few reasons. The biggest factor of us being in a “hurry” is due to the fact that we are living unconsciously to the programming that the environment and the society that has deeply conditioned us. At the same time, with the likes of instant messaging, instant food etc. they have unconsciously affected the way we live – conditioning us to expect things to be done in an instance.
Meanwhile, there are also other factors that have driven us into this “hurry mode” of living which include anxiety, fear of the unknown, fear of missing out, fear of not having enough, self-doubt, expectations and other negative emotions and attributes that could drive us to always be in a hurry in our way of life.
Additionally, the internal programming within our DNA (or our minds) also plays a part in contributing to us always being in a hurry or impatient. For example, if you have grown up with parents who are impatient, it is highly likely you will be impatient as well towards yourself and others.
And prior to meditation, my life was always in a rush and one dimensional – to working hard and to chasing after success, wealth and material gains. That said, I viewed time as very precious as I would work even on the weekends as I do not want to waste time to gain wealth.
I would only focus on the stock market, trading, buying and selling, building business and often being impatient towards anything that would draw my time away from my computer. This would include having meals and spending time with my family and friends.