Isn't it true that when you are rushing, more obstacles seem to pop up - you can't find your car keys, you hit a detour, you drop and break something - it's like the universe picks up on your chaotic, stressed energy and throws it right back at you.
Start with your breathing - slow, deep breaths with a longer exhale tell your brain all is well. Be in the moment and fully focused on what you are doing and you will find you will feel better.
Relax and release.
This morning, while on my walk, I had my music on shuffle and this beautiful song played and I wanted to share it with you. No matter where you are, find the magnificence.
So Much Magnificence - Deva Premal and Miten (and the video is quite beautiful too)
There is a statement in the Bhagavad Gita that basically states - do your work/duty without worrying about the results. Treat kindness this way - be kind without looking for anything in return, make the act itself be the reward.
The goal is to teach people and to give them the tools they need to become more self sufficient. Being able to do for yourself is empowering, it builds self esteem and it gives a sense of security knowing that you can rely on yourself. So think about this next time you are helping someone and see if you can't offer something that helps them to gain more independence.
Anything is possible because we live in a limitless, dynamic universe. This is where we find our hope.
Excluding those who are different only limits our ability to grow and learn. Underneath it all we're all pretty much the same. Be inclusive - be kind and compassionate to everyone.
It's easy to make excuses when you are afraid of doing something but learning to recognize that it is fear that is holding you back can help you to question it and overcome it.
Do something today out of the routine, something you are afraid of, something new, something to make you feel alive.
The dichotomy of realizing the vastness of the universe alongside the importance of a single mote of dust.