The worst thing we can tell ourselves is “hurry up.” Buddhism’s allopathic is “hurry slowly.” The hurried are harried, headlong and hapless. They know where they are going but have surrendered the sense of how to get there. They are the reason for high insurance premiums.

Walter Carrington, an old-school Briton and famous in his day as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, told his students to say “I have time” prior to the performance of any action. Would you like to have an experience of arising? Say those words before hoisting yourself out of your chair.