Every time I find myself rushing, I stop and take a few deep breaths like I do in yoga. I remind myself that I am ok and that everything will be fine. So what if I am a few minutes late? I usually have to sit and wait anyway! But it is not just rushing to an appointment that I need to be aware of. It is the rushing to move through my life. I try to be a mindful person and become aware of every moment. Not always easy!
My goal is to become aware and intentional in my every day moments. I want to savor the moments that build to make up my life and my life’s journey. My meditation practice helps me to become more aware. Meditation slows me down. Although, I have found myself rushing through my meditation! I hear myself asking, “Is the timer about to go off?” That is not the goal of meditation!
So, I continue to work on becoming more mindful and try not to rush through the unfolding of my life.