“The doorway to our next step of growth, is always behind the urgency of now”
What does this quote mean to you?
To me, it exposes how “caught up” we can become in thinking that so many situations and “to-dos” are urgent. When really, if realized that most situations aren’t urgent whatsoever, we may find there is a lesson to be learned.
- When you feel like you can’t sit still, you might really need to sit still.
- When you feel like you need to do even more, you may need to do nothing or less.
- When you feel like you need the answer, you might need to stop and reflect on the questions.
- When you’re stressing about how you’re going to fit it all in, you may need to let it all go.
- When you want something ASAP, you might benefit from putting it off, or staying away from obtaining it.
Occasionally there is a real need to act and think swiftly (bleeding, injury, sickness, pregnancy, catastrophe), but often times that’s not the case.
- controlling your breath, reminding yourself of what’s important, meditating or praying, say no, simplifying, slowing your pace, practicing patience, taking a mental vacation and being okay with the questions and unknown
The bottom line is, every situation is not urgent. Sure, there is a time for moving quickly, getting stuff done, and figuring things out, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily urgent. When you feel a sense of “urgency”, check yourself, and see if there is a lesson to be learned right in front of you.
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