Tuesday, August 04, 2009

On Time or Way Behind?

The feeling of running behind is one that I find hard to shake. Here, from The Daily Om, is a good way to think of it. Important, because nothing is actually gained from going around feeling pressed. The hurried state of mind makes me clumsy and leads me to try too hard and actually slows me down.


"...The delays that disappoint you may be laying the foundation for future accomplishments that you have not yet conceived....What you deem a postponement of progress may actually represent an auspicious opportunity to prepare for what is yet to come."



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12 comments:

kenju said...

I've always said that to myself..it also may keep you from doing something you shouldn't do or getting in harms way.

mamie said...

I loved that "Om" and took it to heart. On my screen saver, there is a scrolling message: There will always be enough time and money.

Peggy Payne said...

Kenju, I had a fight with my husband one time that kept us from being in a multi-car serious accident on an icy overpass.

The crackup happened in view of us where I'd just paused in a parking lot to make one more combative comment.

Mamie, you're the one who turned me on to Daily Om. It's really good a lot of the time. Cheekily nervy message you have going: there will always be enough time and money. Do you remember where you got the screensaver?

Debra W said...

Peggy, like your near-miss timing of that accident(How Scary!), I often look at being late as timing with a reason.

Great Daily Om. I enjoy getting their daily readings in my email, too.

How is Aura?

Peggy Payne said...

Aura is a delight: 95 pounds of total enthusiasm. And she still has her puppy velvety coat.

How's Micah?

Greta said...

To Peggy - go to your screensaver in Control Panel, choose marquee, and type the message

To all of you, guess I'll be Om-ing from now on.

Peggy Payne said...

So now I realize I don't have a screensaver. Maybe I should do something about that.

Thanks, Greta. Will save your instructions.

Debra W said...

Wow, Peggy, 95 pounds! I think Micah is around 80 lbs. now, but his growth has slowed down quite a bit.

He is a very special dog. Full of life and just happy to exist! He walks like a Clydesdale horse, very stiff-legged and clompy. It's quite amusing. He is very slow and deliberate, which sometimes translates to lazy, but he is a joy to have around. He plays with my daughter, Rachel's, kitten very gingerly, but loves to wrestle with other dogs.

So glad to hear that Aura is doing well. She sounds like a sweetheart.

Peggy Payne said...

I envy "slow and deliberate." Aura hurtles her full weight at everything: me, the open dishwasher, any hint of food.

Debra W said...

That must be like a rocket coming at you!

Peggy Payne said...

A good-natured rocket.

Debra W said...

Those are the very best kind.