Rush to NoWhere

Hello Lifectioners,
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Let me start this blog post with a situation to imagine,
Imagine, that you are sitting in a train,
Looking out of the window.
Cool breeze is flowing,
And, small drops of rain are dribbling.
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The sun is setting and the weather is cool.
You can see children playing and enjoying the weather outside.
Then, you see birds chirping in the sky like they are too enjoying the weather.
But, you are just sitting inside the train which is moving at a very high speed.

Though you are seeing the beauty of the nature, Yet unable to see it because of the high speed of the train,
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Though you are ignoring the beauty of nature, but nature is not stopping to be beautiful.
It is just you responsible for what you are feeling, doing and thinking.
Positivity, beauty, charm, glow, coolness does not just stop being in nature.
It is you, who stop seeing it.
It is you, who stop feeling it.
It is you, who stop experiencing it.
Some people might see it, whereas others might not see it.
It is just the matter of vision.

Well, after a quite long time, am back to writing blog post(100th blog post). And, this time I'm gonna explain about our current scenario. We all are rushing in lives. We now, live in a fast world, which according to the new mentality, no longer accepts the slower people. Cities are just going fast.
Plus, we all are just involved in the rush to join on the bandwagon.
Metaphorically, if you ask someone to stop for a while and ask him Why are you rushing there? The reply 96% of people will give is, "I don't know, but that's how everyone is doing, and so am I.!!"
Is it the right way to live??
We have no time left to introspect and retrospect(Read our blog on retrospecting here) within ourselves, rather than looking at other's and just follow what they have been following. It might have worked for someone to achieve something, but, it definitely is not only the correct way. It might not work for you.
Coming back to the topic of discussion, that We are always is a rush to NoWhere.

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The range of what we can think and do is limited by
What we Fail to notice.
And, because we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change.
Until we notice, How failing to
Notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
-R.D. Laing-

As, I asked you to visualize in the above situation. We are always just in a rush to go NoWhere and that's the excuse we always give to almost every situation in life. Though, there is beauty all around us, but we fail at seeing it. Being busy on the train, always rushing to go to nowhere.
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The train symbolises our life. Fast moving train represents fast lives which we are living nowadays. The train is leading us to nowhere. We just keep consoling ourself that we are sitting in train and it is definitely leading us to a better destination.
We fail to realise that in the rush to reach that destination, we are sacrificing our present. We are sacrificing our time. We are sacrificing our memories.
But, though travelling in train(living fast life), we are missing out those moments, and days, which would make memories for us and the people around us.

One common excuse that people tend to give is-
I’m too busy, I don’t have the time.
Which can certainly be true if you have young children and a full-time job, and all that these entail. However, we are only talking about maybe 10 minutes a day. Most of us spend more time than that reading the newspaper or idly surfing the web. It only appears like we don’t have the time because
we usually fill every moment with activity and never press the pause button.

Sometimes, it is important to stop for a while, introspect the situation, and then move on.
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Keep asking yourself,

  • Am I really too busy, to miss out the present moment?
  • Is this work that I am doing, worth more important than You?

As, it is rightly said, than Excess of everything is bad. I would not recommend you to just keep introspecting the situation, and not do a thing. But, there should always be a balance in everything, or else the needle if points to any heavy thing will eventually lead to side effects of the same thing.

Too, much introspection should also not be done, else you will eventually loose the pace of life and start to blame yourself later. Neither too fast life should be lived, else you will miss out the moments to be lived. As you will find it in previous blog - Live-now-before-you-loose-only-chance-to.
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Oscar Wilde once said, "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. that is all."

...And he was right. 
Don't live like everyone else.... JUST EXISTING...


Now, let me explain it with another example-

Rush to NoWhereIn a Washington, DC Metro Station, Joshua Bell, one of the world’s greatest violinists, played a beautiful, intricate, moving piece on a violin worth over 3 million dollars. During the 43 minutes he played, 1,097 people walked by. Only seven stopped to listen , and even those seven paused for only a few minutes. Three days before, Joshua Bell had played the same music to a sold-out audience in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each. His minimum fee for playing a public concert was $75,000. This is a true story, a social experiment organized by journalist Gene Weingarten in 2007. For more about this, see his Washington Post article, Pearls Before Breakfast, and Judy Woodruff’s newscast, both of which have video clips of the performance that day. Here is a summary of Bell’s 43-minute “concert”:

  • After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. 
  • At 4 minutes , the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
  • At 6 minutes , a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 
  • At 10 minutes , a 3- year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. 
  • This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly. 
  • After 43 minutes, he finished playing and silence took over. 

No one noticed and no one applauded.
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To be fair, the “concert” was conducted during rush hour in of one of the busiest metros in the world. That so few people stopped was not a demonstration of the cluelessness of these commuters, but how the busyness of our daily life can sometimes prevent us from noticing the beautiful and miraculous world all around us. 

Every moment of every day, if we truly look, there is something extraordinary to pay attention to: the stunning earrings worn by the grocery clerk, a child’s unself-conscious laugh, the color of the sky, or the miracle of our own breath. How many amazingly beautiful things do we miss in a day, simply because of the pace of our lives and the intense focus on getting to the next thing?
This is not to say that we should stand in place, slack-jawed, in such awe of the beauty around us
that we make ourselves late to work or forget to pick up our kids after school. It does suggest that
IF we stop to pay attention, even for a moment, there is always something amazing happening. We
don’t have to wait for Joshua Bell to play a concert in the metro.

“There are only two ways to live your life. 
One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

Slow down your life, and enjoy each and every moment.
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These moments are the moments which are going to build your life.
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Action Steps-

1. Practice Mindfulness.

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2. Try Meditation, as it will help to improve your focus on the present. (Read blog on Meditation here)
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3. Make a habit to stop at different times during your busy schedule to introspect your actions and surroundings.

4. Slightly slow down the pace of your train. You are the master of your train.
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5. Don't just follow the trends blindly what other person is following. Think over it first.
6. Avoid distractions, as they suck out the life out of you.
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7. Forgive Often. Live- Laugh- Love.
8. Be present in every moment, perhaps these are the only moments to cherish your life on.
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9. Try going on a short trip with your loved ones, taking the time out of your busy schedule.
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Also, Read our blog on 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy.

How any moments do You miss,
Just because of the rush in Life.
Try to slow down.

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Live each day as if it may be your last on earth.
It may be!

You are born to be awesome, and 

Enjoy the journey of life.

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