What would happen if you sat down to breathe for 5 minutes?
Nothing else, just focus on the breath. For only 5 minutes, or even 3.
Even though the groceries are not yet put away.
Even though you feel like it’s a waste of time.
Even though your brain feels like you are driven like a motor.
Even though you have a list a mile long and you are a very busy and important person.
Even though your parents may have told you that idle time was wasted time.
Even though there is disaster in the world. Even if you really want to check your facebook feed.
Even though you have a conference call in half an hour and you really *should* prepare for that.
Even though your boss may think you are inefficient because you did not respond to his email within 10 minutes.
Would the world fall apart? If you paused?
Or would you listen to yourself, hear your thoughts, hear your breathing, feel your body?
Would you be able to start grounding yourself?
Would you access the wisdom that you already have inside you?
Don’t take my word for it.
If you stop, breathe for 3-5 minutes, give yourself a pause, and notice, and it does not make you feel any better, no need to repeat.
But if you are finding that you stay busy to shut out those voices in your head, or to deny the wisdom in your body, I believe you are missing the point of life.