DAY 3: Racing Against Time
Updated: Nov 3, 2017
DAY 3 "Hurry and get that done!"..."Hurry and make it to this appointment!"..."I better do this project perfectly or I'm going to piss of so and so!".."I've GOT to get this exactly right or I will embarrass myself in front of everyone!"....ugh...what a way to live.
Looking back on my life 20 years ago I realize I was operating like I was constantly being chased by a tiger. Turns out it wasn't a tiger...it was time...and ego. I was always rushing from one job to another (I had 4 jobs at one point in my life). I realize now that my heart was always racing like a frightened rabbit. No wonder my adrenals took a dive.
I can feel the exact point in between my shoulder blades and into my neck where I held the stress for years. Even now I have to consciously relax those muscles when I'm working and tell myself the tiger is gone. He was, in fact, just a predator my ego invented.
Today's meditation was very helpful in reinforcing my new understanding of time. The act of meditating makes me feel like I have all the time in the world and I find myself enjoying more and more moments in each day because of it. If you are a slave to the clock, this 20-minute meditation will be helpful.
You can access this free 21 Day Meditation Experience "Making Every Moment Matter" by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey at chopracentermeditation.com.
Here's a quote from today's meditation:
"We feel there is never enough time in one day to do everything we need to do. Then we feel guilty, frustrated, and anxious for not accomplishing what we hoped to, taking us further off track. To heal this time dysfunction we need to change our experience of time."
from his 21 Day Meditation Experience
Making Every Moment Matter
Day 3 - Recognizing and Healing Time Dysfunction