In the Chinese script, the word for busy is the same as the word for heart-killing.
When we take a moment to pause in the present moment (just stop what you are doing for a few seconds) it gives us a chance to come home to our hearts again.
To get ahead of one’s self . . . to do or say something sooner than it ought to be done so that the proper explanation or preparations have not been made.
To be driven to the point of having unrealistic expectations, disappointing one’s self and living with our head in the clouds. To feel like you are less than you should be.
To get ahead of one’s self. . .
To focus excessively on one’s plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present. To develop an opinion based on insufficient information or to take action prematurely.
We become anxious, frustrated and fearful of the future.
The moment you start to feel overwhelmed, like you are getting ahead of yourself, take a moment to pause. I promise, if it is important, it will get done.
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach