Saturday, April 23, 2011

2011 - No time? Make your time with breath!

Sometimes I find myself in a situation where there is so much to do that I don't even know where to start or what to do next. Then I think about it and worry how am I going to do it all and then I feel sorry for myself and do all sorts of unnecessary mind-thinking activities.

But the solution to this is simple. First, I realize that things that need to be done need to be done anyways, if I worry about them or not, so why worry at all? I stop all the thoughts, worries and I focus on the physical here-now moment and my breath. Breathing and being physically here in the moment, without thoughts, is all I need to do to get all the time in the world that I need. I realized that obviously I cannot do everything at once because I only exist one breath at a time, which means I can only do what I can in one breath. But that is enough. So if things seem complicated I just write all the tasks I need to do and I arrange them in order of importance. In that way I cannot forget about something so no worries needed. Then I just start doing the tasks one at the time, staying here in the breath in the physical, with no worries or future projections, fears etc. This way I'm as effective as I can be and I know that I'm doing all I can because I don't waste my time with thinking and worrying. So in any case, even if I don't finish all the tasks I wanted to, I don't worry about it at all! Because I know that I did all I physically, practically could, breath by breath. There are only so many breaths in a day so why worry about something that couldn't be done in one day (for example) anyways?

I realized that 'having no time' is no more than an illusion perceived through the mind when we try to do more than we can in one breath. Thus, if I always stay here, breathing, in the moment in the physical, I will never experience the 'lack of time' because time does not exist in the here-moment of breath. It is just me with all the time I could ever want.