In the last post, we explored the idea of “no hurry, no worry.” Now it’s your turn to experience this practice.
→ Try this. You might want to experiment with this technique–perhaps not for a whole day, but for an hour, say. Select a specific period of time to refrain from rushing, worry and fear. Then just notice what happens and how you feel about it. Try writing about it in a journal.
Some questions to consider:
- What do you worry about — yourself or other people, finances, health, the state of the world?
- Under what conditions do you find yourself rushing and speeding?
- Do other people encourage you to worry or hurry? How do you respond when they do?
- What happens when you let go of the need to rush around or be fearful? What insights emerge?
- Do you feel yourself resisting this practice? What makes it easier (for example, writing down your worries, or perhaps yoga, deep breathing or meditation)?
If you find it useful to spend a bit of time relieved of rushing and fear, consider integrating the practice into your life more fully.
What would it take to structure your time so that you could slow down and relax more consistently or for longer durations? For example, would enlisting the support of another person help?
Please comment and share your own experiments with “no hurry, no worry.”
To your ease!
Pat Daniel, Ph.D.