When I started offering courses and teaching it was early 1980’s. Down through the years when I have been teaching, I have experienced how many students are in a hurry and want things to happen quickly. When you are in that process trying to take everything on board at the same time, you do not learn anything. You do not have time to digest things, to find out what you are working with really is about. You do not give yourself time to go deeper into what you are learning. You want to move on to the next step and you get stuck.
When we are in a hurry, we can be ego driven and that can be self-destructive. We lose tolerance and perspective of what our pursuit is. The need for speed drains us. Impatience can also lead to the fact that we start cutting off, our only purpose is to meet target and get results. Many people do in fact fall by the wayside and they start asking themselves: Why is this happening to me?
People nowadays are in such a hurry to achieve and to do. They lose contact with what is actually going on around them. The only endeavour is to achieve success. I have also made the same mistake a couple of times in my life. But in the kind of work I do I cannot go quickly. I have to be patient and listen to the spirit contact. When I slow down, I start to recognise what is going on around me and I am able to see and acknowledge things that I did not see before, because of my hast. I still can have the tendency to be in a hurry, if I become enthusiastic about a project or such. I have to be aware of that. One thing spirit has taught me is that the slow way is the quickest way.
I have also realised that when you approach things with patience and allow synchronicity to play its part, that is when you start recognising things that come to you because of the synchronicity process and not because of your intellect or your ego. That is how it has worked for me. When I take a slower pace, I do not use my energy on the wrong things. I get a sense of what I should be aware of.
Another negative about being in a hurry is we easily hit the wall. Our brains move much quicker than our bodies and our mind can handle. We lose respect for ourselves when we neglect ourselves.
I am still learning too, but I know that realisations and ideas will come spontaneously and then I know it is time to move on. When we go through life in high speed, we will shut people out and sometimes when that happens, we might miss out on valuable information.
They say that patience is a virtue. Patience is the essence of learning and the art of listening with our heart, not just our ears. We have to ask ourselves: Why am I in a hurry? Why do I want to do things so quickly?
Perhaps you have seen signs telling you to slow down, but you do not want to listen. Sometimes we do have to wait, even though we feel as if it is inconvenient. Practice this when you find yourselves in everyday situations where you do have to wait, like in slowly moving traffic. There is nothing you can do, just wait and accept what is.
Does this make any sense? Is it something you recognise? Please make a comment on my blog.