Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough.
It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don't always get advance warning of the risks ahead. When these do occur, they can put your carefully orchestrated plans in jeopardy.
Do these unforeseen hazards sound familiar? You've just gotten your finances under control when you bite down on a hard candy and break a tooth. How will you fit the cost of a crown into your budget now? Or you've worked hard to make your new exercise routine a habit but, over-doing it, you tear a muscle that will take months to heal. So now you're back on the couch, trying to recover. And the diet you carefully followed after the holidays was derailed with the arrival of your weekend guests. Will you be able to get back on track once they leave?
If you find yourself in the midst of a constant stream of challenges that threaten to overwhelm you, you may be looking to tone down the level of your emotions and reactions. Here are some ways to begin: Read More
“Time is money. Don’t waste time!” If you observe the world around you, you will see how many people are dominated by that mantra. At this level of consciousness, people are overwhelmed trying to control their work and personal schedules. Trapped in the domination of the ego, they sulk and huff, “I’m so busy! I have too much to do and no time to do it!”
To shift your perception about the use of time takes courage because it’s really not about pedaling faster and faster to keep up. If you are going too fast on your journey, you won’t notice the courage obstacles until you run headlong into them—obstacles such as denial, apathy or intimidation. To create a different pace, why not declare an intention to find a spiritual discipline that supports slowing in the form of a meditation practice? Read More