With all our senses at work, we consume information at a rate that’s just unimaginable.
We are constantly processing everything that happens. What’s happening in the present, what have we thought beforehand that should’ve happened, and what the next step should be, everything is being processed simultaneously.
Amongst all of this, when any kind of particular situation occurs, with respect to an outcome, an individual, or even a self-created situation in our mind, we are quite quick to react.
That reaction often roots from the type of mindset one has, the kind of perspective with which they view themselves, and the world, and where their focus lies overall.
Averagely, these reaction times are quite quick. And these reactions are often either aggressive or defensive, pertaining to the situation.
It then results in an erupted situation which doesn’t solve anything, makes things worse, and at the same time keeps you ticked off.
When that response time is slowed down, everything can be perceived more clearly, you have more options than you’d have noticed before, you’re in control and you’re now more balanced in this scenario.
How are these quick reaction times slowed down?
– with a growth mindset,
– with a kinder and empathetic perspective of looking at the world,
– with a stiller mind (that comes with the practice of meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises))
– with a bigger focus on what you want and (understanding) what (truly) matters
When you look upon those things, what was blurred earlier becomes focused and what didn’t need to be in focus becomes blurred.