July 23, 2017
Originally posted on AboutMeditation.com.
Our culture has conditioned us to respond immediately to whatever shows up. We celebrate immediate feedback, consider a quick reply to an email or text to be a trait of a responsible person, and scorn those who take too long for our liking.
We have built a culture where faster is always better.
This means that personally, we often interrupt what we’re doing for the latest vibration in our pocket, notification on our computer screen, or thought that arises in our head. It is the newest thing, we must respond to it immediately!
This can easily lead us to a place where we feel overwhelmed – everything is super important, and everything has to be dealt with NOW!
Plus, when we interrupt our previous activity for the latest most important thing, we are adding on to our current open projects list.
It’s a lot to manage.