….. continued from last week
Today, most of the people around us are manipulating their lifestyle to suit universal time-deficit. The working class who is neck deep into their job’s, have little time to cook as well as spend time with their family. As a result of this they prefer eating out or rely on ready-to-eats. Sometimes when there is no time to eat, they prefer gulping their meals, making it fast food anyways.
This whole ‘hurry up’ nature has seeped so much into us that it has become difficult to be consistent in keeping our word. The greatest irony is that when people take breaks to escape this mad rush, even their interludes are full of noise. Either they end up watching the idiot box or indulge in loud entertainment and socializing.
So in the absence of any touch of silence in our lifestyle today, the mind and the body hardly gets time to de-stress, to get healed. As a result of this driving in the fast lane, there are frequent emotional accidents, physical and mental damages in the form of lifestyle diseases and finally the soul and body both cry for rest. Hence, its high time that we change for our own sake if not for anyone else. Remember! spiritual growth happens when we slow our activity down, not when we increase it. So, if we really want to stay safe on the road of life, then we have to hit the brakes, pull over to a rest area and stop, or else we might meet with a fatal accident.
The ugly truth, however, is that many of us do not know how to rest! We need to understand practically that rest is choosing to do nothing when we have too much to do, slowing down when we feel pressure to go faster, stopping instead of starting.
It is like listening to our weariness and responding to our tiredness, not to what is making us tired. Rest is what happens when we say one simple word: ‘No!’. In order to rest we must admit that we are not indispensable, that the world can get along without us. Once we understand how small we are, only then might we find the right reasons to say yes. Only then might we find the right reasons to decide to be with our inner self. So what are you waiting for, let’s begin the process of change NOW!