We live with a lot of urgency in our modern times. But there’s rarely a reason to live with such urgency. Many of the important things in life take time to unfold.
We are so focused on arriving in almost everything we do. We can’t even get 7 or 8 hours of sleep at night because we’re so focused on getting things done and preparing to get things done.
We hurry through meals (or skip them), or buy fast food, because it’s fast. We create never-ending ‘to do’ lists. We stay late at work or take it home with us. We check emails and respond to them pretty much all day long. The list goes on.
This sense of urgency and lack of balance sucks the peace and joy out of life. It’s very unnatural.
Remember to enjoy the journey. It’s better to travel well than to arrive (Buddha). Or as Lao Tzu said “a good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”