Where Exactly Are You Rushing To?

August 24th, 2014 in Blog

Do you feel like you are rushing around all the time?
Running here and there and doing stuff and never really feeling like you’re getting anything done?
Feeling that little panicked feeling in your gut?
That tense knotted up feeling in the pit of your stomach?
Do you race out of the house and then forget to take the most important thing you were supposed to take with you?
Or constantly racing around looking for your keys or your sunglasses (and they’re on top of your head?)

If you said yes to even one of the things above, I want to share something that’s happened to me over the past few months. I think I have pretty much felt or done all those things from a really young age. Especially that tense knotted up feeling in the pit of my stomach and a generalized feeling of “I’ve got to do this”, “I’ve got to do that”, etc., etc., etc.

The shift started with doing a Mindful Yoga Session with one of our amazing practitioners here in Sedona, Marnie. It’s where you do just a few yoga poses within the hour, but  you do them veeeerrrrrryyyyy sloooooooowwwlllyy and with incredible intention. The session made me feel really great and that evening I was meditating and I suddenly had this thought that came in that said,

“you’ve been rushing around all these years, where exactly have you been rushing to?”

It knocked me for a loop. I suddenly saw all these visions of me rushing around, accomplishing nothing except that feeling of the knot in my stomach. I saw where I’ve cut short conversations with friends and family because I was “in a rush”. I saw where I passed up an invitation to visit a friend because I was “so busy”.

When I first saw this, I felt a huge sense of sadness. Sadness for time spent rushing around instead of connecting with my friends and family.

But then I felt this incredible sense of peace come over me. I was seeing images of me moving around calmly and with intention and feeling peaceful and serene. Wow.

Ever since then, I have been doing my utmost to STOP RUSHING. When I feel the urge (and you know what I mean, you can actually feel that feeling starting to push you), I just STOP. I tell myself I’m not going to rush. I’m not going to hurry. If it means I’m a few minutes late or something doesn’t get done today, that’s okay.

I could feel a real difference on our group trip to Peru in June. I enjoyed everything so much more, I had even more fun than I usually have, and it certainly made this very sacred journey even more sacred on so many levels. I had an incredible, almost unbelievable spiritual experience there that I don’t think would have happened if I had been staying in my “rushing” energy.

Once I got home instead of rushing through everything that had piled up over the 2 weeks I had been gone, I did everything slowly and deliberately. I actually feel like I got more accomplished than I did with my usual rushing around.

And now I’m preparing to be gone again for 2 weeks on an actual vacation and I can feel that old feeling start to creep in as there are so many things to do before I go. But, I’m making myself STOP and slow down.

Do I do this perfectly all the time? No. But I’m getting better and better at catching myself, at becoming more conscious of it and that’s what makes all the difference.

So, if you feel like you’re rushing around a lot, let me invite you to STOP. If you are looking for a little more peace in your life, I will tell you this is an incredibly effective tool. Here’s some ideas that might help you to get started:

1.    Sit quietly somewhere, close your eyes, take a deep breath and make the decision and set the intention “I am no longer going to rush through my life”. Then take a few minutes to visualize yourself moving more slowly and peacefully through your life. Just spend a few minutes doing this.

2.    Plan everything so that you are now leaving or starting 10 minutes sooner than you think you need to. This has an immediate, powerful impact. And yes, you can do this, just make the decision to do it.

3.    Start walking more slowly. You can’t imagine what a difference this makes. Just becoming consciously aware of this makes you start to feel more peaceful and more centered.

4.    When you start to feel that urge to rush, just STOP. Stop, take a deep breath and remind yourself of your intention.

Does this feel good to you? If so, I’d love to hear your comments or if you have more thoughts on how to stop rushing around post them by Clicking here.

Sometimes our lives get just so out of whack that we have to do something more than just sit and take a deep breath. Sometimes we have to get to the root of where is all this coming from? If that’s happening for you, I want to invite you to think about doing a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. Because it’s custom designed for YOU and exactly what YOU need, you can get to the core issues of what’s holding you back from living the life of peace and joy and ease that all of us are meant for. Call now and speak to one of our Angel Guides. They’ll custom design a retreat for you that will eliminate those blocks, bring you back into connection and give you the tools you can take home and start living the life you were meant to live.


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If you knew what could happen, you’d be calling right now! Don’t rush, but do it!

Many blessings,

Debra Stangl
Founder
Debra@SedonaSoulAdventures.com
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