Urgency and ease have their places in life.
But to live a life of relentless urgency can have us frazzled and anxious.
Perpetual ease can bring about a comfort that soon descends to laziness.
Life is a lot about timing and pace.
Knowing when to apply the brakes, drop a gear, or when to accelerate, when to put the foot to the floor, lets us bring all our faculties into play.
And that's good.
We need to keep ourselves in tune with our needs.
That awareness allows us keep the faculties in use.
We move with urgency, and we avoid some impending disaster. we learn to stop, come to a halt, rest, and we replenish the body, the mind, the spirit.
That's what pace is.
It's not about wandering around in some kind of wishful thinking mode of posed indifference when our world is threatened or attacked. That's when we need to search within, find our resources and qualities and bring them to our defence. And from there to whatever plane of consolidation to which we aspire.
Many of us do this a lot.
But we can forget to stop.
Urgency can become a habit.
We can confuse urgency with efficiency.
This awareness makes a difference.
And that's often the difference that makes the difference.