“You can never have enough of what you didn’t want in the first place.” Anne Valley Fox
What do we want out of life? Why are we constantly rushing around? What do you want to be? to experience? to give? to receive? Most of us wake up in the morning, look around us, and feel we are already behind on our dreams, goals, and plans as everyone seems in a hurry to who-knows-where; a seemingly desperate effort to be, to do, to have. What’s the hurry? What are we chasing? We’ve invented more ways to life faster, to move faster, and be faster…
Where are we going? Every day, we come up with ingenious ways to save time, get to the next thing, seek express lines, shortcuts, apps, tools, speed; all in a desperate chase to fit in to do what? Perhaps, by rushing, we can avoid the real conversations about why we do it. By rushing, we postpone joyful moments to just be present in our lives, to just be happy. What do you really want from life?
“You can’t have everything, where would you put it?” Stephen Wright
Have you noticed how fast people walk in major cities? Everyone seems focused on a destination, as if they’re late to a date or meeting. If you don’t keep the same pace, you stand the chance of being shoved out of the way. Dashing everywhere, we are so into the rush that on the street, we walk in a hurry, rushing around with blinders on. On elevators, the close door button shows more wear and tear. In our cars, we speed ahead, tailgating, trying to to overtake others, or beat lights. In daily interactions, we stress over catching up, completing tasks, doing things, at a dizzying pace that eventually gets us sick. All for what? More toys?
If we can’t have everything, why are we constantly rushing around as if on an unspoken deadline or on a set timer? Sure, we have a finite amount of time in this life but why the rush? Why not linger for a moment to watch the setting sun, to be present in our lives to have a conversation about something substantive, about life? What do we truly want? If we get what we want, will we want or have time to enjoy it? Whatever it is that makes us rush, in our unending rush hour, will eventually lose its luster… then what will we do?
“In order to manifest more of what you really want, try being more of who you really are.” Michael
Somehow, somewhere, we forgot our true state is happiness and, many of us have postponed our experience of happiness to some unknown future time. Speeding along, we move away from ourselves and find it difficult to connect on the heart level. We need to regroup and refocus our attention on what is really important to us. We need to ask ourselves some tough questions: What is real? What do we want? What do we truly need? What about you? What do you want with/from your life? What are your thoughts? What do you rush around for? What does it all mean to you? How do you determine the necessary from the incidental? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a Happiness Workshop and a prompt from WP Daily Post: When you’re stressed or overwhelmed, where is the best place in the world for you to go to relax?
Positive Motivation Tip: Pause, breathe and look around you. Time waits for no man but we need not outpace time.
- What’s the Rush? (frasermurdoch.wordpress.com)
- What’s The Rush? We’re All Going To Die (deniseleeporter.net)
- What’s wrong with right now? (mindbodyspiritacademy.org)