What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“Whoever forces time is pushed back by time; whoever yields to time finds time on his side” ~ Talmud
There is never enough time to do a job properly, but there is always time to go back and correct the mistakes.
“Man says: “Quickly, quickly, hurry up. Time is passing away”, but Time says: “It is not me that passes away, it is man!”
If you spend some time thinking about it, it may change your perspective on life.
The habit of rushing from one thing to the next is a problem that affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It can cause anxiety, which in extreme cases may permeate our whole existence until life feels hardly worth living. It affects us physically in a such a way that our whole system is constantly on “red alert,” ageing us before our time.
Feeling that we do not have enought time affects us mentally by over-stimulating the mind, eventually causing mental blocks, an over-active mind, which gives us little or no control over persistent unwanted thoughts, and endless worry for no reason.
It affects us emotionally because it can cause us to lose control of our anger and react irrationally, which eventually can damage relationships with family or friends.
It can affect us spiritually, because it prevents us from being in contact with the peace and tranquility that should be the very essence and foundation of our life. Stress prevents us from “being human” in the truest sense of the word and turns us into “doing machines”, which in time will start to break us down.
At first, we may actively enjoy the buzz of the adrenalin as it rushes around the body when we take on an exciting new challenge, but sustained over the long term, stress can rob us of everything that is important.
It can take away our good health and replace it with an aching head or back, or one of a wide range of other stress-related disorders. We can forget how to relax. It can destroy our personal relationships and, as a result, cause extreme emotional anguish.