All The Time In The World

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How often have you felt that you are running out of time?  That you have to leave the business on hand incomplete, heartfelt words unsaid and fulfilling tasks undone, because you need to rush off elsewhere in an attempt to experience or accomplish something else?  Most of us are accustomed to goal oriented thinking. We are trained to believe that we need to attain specific milestones, and strive in our hurry to reach them.  Society and our own insecurity demands external demonstrations of worth and abilities.

Because we are disconnected with our own true nature – our own sense of wholeness and being, we knowingly or unknowingly seek completion outside.  These goals can take different forms, ranging from  an academic title, creative project, relationship, fame or bank balance.  The more we invest our idea of self in them, the greater pressure and fear they bring upon us.

Added to this is our fundamental fear, the fear of death.  As Deepak Chopra wrote in “Life After Death – The Burden of Proof”, Ramana says to Savitri, “Yet the only reason you believe that you were born is that your parents saw you emerge from the womb. They thought they witnessed the moment when you began to exist. So they spread the rumor that you were born.”  Because we have bought into this illusion of limited existence, there is a constant sword hanging over our head, prodding us to race against ourselves.

In light of the above, how do we incorporate the profound reminder offered by Lao Tzu:
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ?
I believe it requires more than time management or de-stress routines.
It requires a complete inversion of our paradigm.  Instead of seeking to attain something or become someone, in order to feel good about ourselves, to feel worthy and to believe we have arrived – we need to start from the truth of who we are. We need to remember that we are whole, complete, infinite beings choosing to express various facets of themselves in this given moment.
The analogy of an artist expressing their creativity may resonate for some of you.  There is a calling to allow through us the expression of what wants to be born.  There is no fixation on any outcome, external accolade or need for validation.  There is no sense of time, but a pure awareness and joy of being in the moment.
What if all of life were lived in the same way?

What I am suggesting is something that may require introspection, assimilation and practice to inculcate.  But it may be worthy of contemplation.

And if the concept resonates with you, the EFT script below can help you along the way…  Tap the above script daily for a week or until you feel complete.

The following assumes that you are familiar with Emotional Freedom Techniques.   You can refer to the one pager to get started and if you find it useful, you can always find more material on the net.  For a more thorough understanding, you may want to get hold of my book ‘Emotional Freedom Techniques’.

Drink a glass of water and start tapping:

Karate Chop    Even though I am constantly running, trying to meet my goals

Karate Chop    Too little has been accomplished, too less has been proven and I am only getting old

Karate Chop     I allow myself to rest a while.  Take a deep breath and see, there may be a whole new way to be

Eyebrow             All this running from pillar to post

Side of the eye     The need to demonstrate my might

Under the eye     The growing insecurity of never feeling good enough

Under the nose   This constant, edgy fight

Chin                         All the stress, the strain, the burden of living

Collarbone           As though it were some never ending race

Under the arm    The pain, the struggle, the anger, the guilt

Top of the head    The feeling of piling losses and failures, in my constant battle to win, save face

Karate Chop      What if its time to end this story and start afresh, anew?

Karate Chop      To see that there is absolutely nothing to prove, nothing I must accomplish, nothing I must do

Karate Chop      That as an infinite being of unlimited potential, all that was and ever will be, I am simply here to express my being

Eyebrow               What if every breath I take,

Side of the eye     This whole story of ‘me’

Under the eye     Is a creative expression

Under the nose   Simply one facet demonstrating itself

Chin                         Experiencing the beauty of its own being

Collarbone            Playfully diving into every moment

Under the arm    In order to live it completely

Top of the head    Not for reaching any fixed destination, but for the love of the journey   

Karate Chop       What would it be like to celebrate such freedom?

Karate Chop       Anchored in my unchanging, eternal nature

Karate Chop       Remembering that I am only expressing different forms temporarily?

Eyebrow                What expansion would become possible?

Side of the eye    What new possibilities would I see?

Under the eye     Who would I become with this knowing?

Under the nose   How would I live this present moment, without any obsession to seek?

Chin                         How much lighter would be my step?  How unfettered my work and play?

Collarbone            What would it take for me to remember, live and experience

Under the arm    My infinite true nature, while  in this joyful exploration and play

Top of the head   All the while laughing at how – there is absolutely nothing I must do, nothing I must accomplish, nothing I must say; I am whole and complete, all there is and was – simply enjoying this day

 

Would be happy to hear your experience with this practice!

Related Posts:

Superwoman – Would you be willing to hang up your cape?

Busy as a Bee?

EFT Script for Overwhelm

When There is too much too do (EFT script)

Poems : Greener Pastures

Poems:  The Larger Picture

Image: Kind Courtesy Elspeth McLean (all rights reserved)

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6 thoughts on “All The Time In The World

  1. Just read this on the Ramana Maharshi page: “If a man thinks that he is born he cannot escape the fear of death. Let him find out whether he was ever born or whether the Self takes birth. He will discover that the Self always exists and that the body which is born resolves itself into thought, and that the emergence of thought is the root of all mischief. Find where thought comes from, and then you will abide in the ever-present inmost Self and be free from the idea of birth and fear of death.”
    Love

  2. Hi Sangeeta~
    I’ve started tapping again and your scripts are reinforcing how creative the process can be. Every belief, experience, idea and emotion can be incorporated into the experience. I particularly love the use of questions as we tap, a reminder of the unfolding process it is.

    Wonderful work ~ a great service. Thanks
    Louise

    1. Thank you so much Louise 🙂

      I have been using Access Consciousness for a long time now and because of this, I am seeing the value of adding in more questions.

      It is interesting how our use of tools such as EFT evolves as we learn and grow ourselves 🙂

      love and light,

      Sangeeta

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