|Level Your Life - [The Level of Patience][1.84]|
How does the tortoise defeat the hare? He uses the inner spiritual qualities of slow, steady,deliberate ,patient movement. How does one eat an elephant ? One bite at a time. So it is with sports,work and life. Notice how all phsycical endeavors contain a natural flow. We know that rushing,forcing or pushing for results often creates counterforces such as burnout, injury, setbacks or failure. Doing too much too soon - that hurry- up syndrom- invariably leads to injury or illness, nature`s built- in way of telling us to slow down and pause.
Simply put, whether you are an athlete, corporate worker , homemaker, or student of dance , take a day off from the routine. The Pause is an essential aspect of high-level personal performance. We notice that when we become patien, we actually reach our goals sooner. We can do this when we immerse ourselves in the process, the flow of life, as it assumes its own form and shape, rather than forcing things to be thwat we think they should be.
For all of us , improvement in any experience always occurs not when we think it should, but when the time is right. This is when we are at our best. Warrior wisdom says: when you hasten the natural process, setbacks will occur. Your inner self can enjoy the process, slow down and arrive sooner ; the journey is often the best part. Focus your heart-mind in the present and realize that the moment you have been waiting for is already here.
All things occur at the appropriate time. Things happen not when we think they should but when we are ready. So slow down and arrive sooner.
Declaration: I am willing and eager to be at peace with the natural unfolding of my abilities.I refuse to place time constraints on my perfect progress.
Reflection: Why is it important for me to force or try to make situations in my life happen more quickly than they naturally do ? How will being impatient cause the plane to leave on time ? How will it hasten the accomplishment of any endeavor ?
[paraphrased and inspired by Spirit of the Dancing Warrior]