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There are plenty of reasons for hurrying

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 04-07-2022 - by steve rigell -

Trouble is, when you’re hurrying, you have no time for investing of any kind. It’s all about spending.

Hurrying doesn’t really have a lot of positive attributes to recommend it.

It’s inherently stressful. You can’t do it without adding stress.

It’s focussed more on something that has not happened instead of what’s happening now. How much sense does that make?

Despite the historical fact that hurrying is only useful as a response to panic, it’s remarkably popular in the civilized world. In fact, it may be one of the hallmark features of civilization.

Perhaps this is an indication that the more civilized we become, the more panicked we are.

Continually buzzing about here and there.

It’s more of a bug than a feature, but it seems to be buried deep in the operating system.

Being busy keeps us from connecting with our hearts because the biggest part of being busy is thinking of the next thing to do. Keeping lists and checking them off. Comparing and noting the differences as if they actually mean something.

Being busy is being invested in the illusion of productivity when the heart yearns for the transformation that is the purpose of life.

We resist that transformation, that transmutation, that transcendence with our busyness. With our business.

We’re in a hurry to get ahead, but all we do is get in our own way.

We fancy ourselves the pinnacle of creation.

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