These days people feel they don’t have enough time. This causes stress. ‘Multit-tasking’ often leads to reduced concentration and mistakes, which then take up more time. Some people get so dispirited by their ‘to-do’ list they put things off, hoping it will be easier another day. And, so, their list gets longer, creating a situation where everything seems an effort.
On the other hand, there are those who do a lot but do not appear to be busy. How do they manage that?
The secret lies in how much we understand and value ourselves and time. This enables us to focus on what is important. As human beings we constantly experience change – from being a child, to a young person, to an adult, then an older person. Yet, I, the one who experiences the world and expresses myself through this ever-changing body, remain the same.
The key is to be in the present and be aware of oneself as a spiritual being, temporarily inhabiting the body I use, observing and taking part in the great drama of life.
With practice I can play my physical role with responsibility, but at the same time I can step back mentally from that role and observe myself. By doing so, my role becomes precise and accurate, because, I can understand better how to play it objectively. This practice we can all experience and develop through silence and meditation.