End the Race to Going Nowhere Fast
End the Race to Going Nowhere Fast
  • Posted: June 11, 2012
  • 200 words
Key Lesson

Hoping that you can rush out of one place -- in a hurry to get somewhere else -- and arrive there having left your anxiety behind you is like believing it's possible to kill a swarm of stinging thoughts by spraying yourself with insecticide!

Summary

There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever. After all, if anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to deliver us to a place or time where peace awaits, don't you think we'd have gotten there by now? Let there be no mistake here:

When it comes to being in a hurry, what difference does it make how fast you can get somewhere when all you find there is the next thing for you to rush through?

Anyone who rushes through life always finishes last! This is a truth unseen by the masses, but evident to those weary of going nowhere fast. You race as you do to escape the unhappiness you feel being where you are, running towards what you imagine will free you from that dissatisfaction. But such races are always lost before they begin because you can't outrun yourself!

The more clearly we can see that it's impossible to reach a place of rest by rushing to get there, the sooner we'll arrive at the true solutions that allow us to relax, slow down, and realize the relaxed pace of an inwardly liberated life.

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