We are in a rush all the time: in a rush to grow up, and when we get out of a relationship we are in a rush to find someone else. It is the fear of lonely – we don’t want to be alone.
Tibetan monks dedicate their whole life to God, not in a rush to do anything, taking everything one process at a time, and not getting into a relationship because it could interfere with their praise.
I ask myself what we are in a rush for, what are we afraid of being too late for? There is always another day so why does everything have to done in one day?
We are in a rush to get an education so we can get a 9-5 jobs and not really have time to slow down, we have to get the kids to school, rush home to get them again after work, rush home in time to make dinner and hurry eating cause it is late and we have to put the kids to bed.
When the kids are in bed we rush to prepare work for next day, make the kids’ lunch and then ours, take a quick shower because we need to sleep to be fresh for tomorrow.
Now we relax, our sleep is the only time we relax out of 24 hours. I especially see this rush around Christmas.
People have to get gifts, decorations, candy for the kids, get a tree, get the food 2 weeks before actual Christmas day in case there might not be any left at the stores.
Christmas day we rush to get everything prepared for the evening, we have to decorate the tree, make the food, prepare the dessert.
We rush so much that we barely have time to be with our kids, after dinner we rush to open the packages because it is late and the kids have to be in bed soon, after we open the presents the kids gets 1 hour to play with everything they got untill it is bedtime, after they are put to bed we rush to prepare our entertainment for our guest and then POW…
Christmas is over and we have a few days to relax – until we have to rush again to get ready for the New Year.