If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out of your mind, please read this poem by Steve Taylor, Author of The Calm Center, and then meditate on it. If it resonates with you, I suggest you join me and Tonja Waring for an amazing world-class retreat called Create Your Optimum State of InnerFitness® at Miraval Resort Spa September 27th – October 1st, 2017. Rejuvenation and relaxation at its best, guaranteed. So read on:
The Pressure to Do
The pressure to do never stops
even when your diary is empty, with every
loose end tied up
even when you’ve guided every project to
and know you’ve earned the right to relax
and gloat over your achievements, at least for a
the pressure won’t let you rest.
The pressure is never satisfied
like an animal with an endless appetite
that devours every activity, then hunts for
It’s with you as soon as you wake up
and keeps nagging and nudging at you throughout the
and sometimes keeps you awake at night
whispering, “There’s still so much to do”
reminding you of what you didn’t manage to
and what you have to do tomorrow.
The pressure to do convinces you
that all of this activity is necessary
that the present only exists to serve the future
that moments are empty spaces which must be
that time is an enemy, and your life is a constant
and every achievement – even just every
completed task – is a tiny victory.
But you don’t have to let the pressure push
maybe you’ve done enough already.
Maybe there’s nothing more to do
apart from what’s really necessary.
Maybe further achievements
will only dilute what you’ve already done.
Stand firm, and resist the impulse
stand back, and let the momentum fade.
Relax, and let the pressure pass you by
then guide yourself gently back to a standstill
like a train that slows and finally comes to rest.
Then your life will be open up like a landscape all around you
and time will expand until there is no time at all only free-flowing unbroken space.
Then the pressure to do will give way
to the ease and grace of being.
– Steven Taylor, The Calm Center
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Nordine is an internationally acclaimed high-performance coach and wellness expert, bestselling author of Mind Over Body and Keynote Speaker fluent in English, French and Italian. He developed and led the revolutionary fitness program at Miraval Resort, a world-class destination spa in Tucson, Arizona for 10 years where he conducted over 8,000 individual coaching sessions with celebrities, high-performance athletes and executives.