One of the major reasons so many of us remain hurried, frightened, and competitive, and continue to live life as if it were one giant emergency, is our fear that if we were to become more peaceful and loving, we would suddenly stop achieving our goals. We would become lazy and apathetic.
You can put this fear to rest by realizing that the opposite is actually true. Fearful, frantic thinking takes an enormous amount of energy and drains the creativity and motivation from our lies. When you are fearful or frantic, you literally immobilize yourself from your greatest potential, not to mention enjoyment. Any success that you do have is despite your fear, not because of it.
I have had good fortune to surround myself with some very relaxed, peaceful, and loving people. All of them are fulfilled in what they do and are very proficients at their given skills.
I have learned the important lesson: When you have what you want ( inner peace), you are less distracted by your wants, needs, desires, and concerns. It’s easier to concentrate. focus, achieve your goals, and to give back to others.
With Heart & Soul,