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What is being hasty and what harm does it bring and how can we neutralize it?

What is being hasty and what harm does it bring and how can we neutralize it?


According to the verses of the Holy Quran and the signs we receive from the human ego in the verses, being hasty is one of the moral characteristics of every human being.

وَيَدْعُ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنُ بِٱلشَّرِّ دُعَآءَهُۥ بِٱلْخَيْرِ ۖ وَكَانَ ٱلْإِنسَـٰنُ عَجُولًۭا

And humans ˹swiftly˺ pray for evil1 as they pray for good. For humankind is ever hasty. 17:11

We will understand this issue with a closer look. It is enough to look at the behavior of humans from childhood. A baby wants whatever he feels concerning food and sleep at that moment. It is like this in most cases in childhood and with the passage of time and human understanding of the environment. His patience increases around him. But this amount of patience is different in each person according to his upbringing.

No matter how much every person wants to finish his work faster than his own, it shows his immaturity and lack of understanding of the law of evolution. It does not mean we should not use tools that increase the speed of our work. Instead, it means not putting ourselves in a situation where we are in a hurry and losing our inner peace.

  What is the result of hasty to-do things?

A person who is not relaxed in doing his work, speaking, and in everything related to his existence, and doing everything in a hurry, will be careless and shallow. You can never see the depth of the moment and the depth of the current phenomena by being in a hurry.

At the level of haste, human energy is quickly depleted. A person stops doing other things because he cannot divide his power by doing his work. A person who is hasty in making decisions in all dimensions, from speaking to doing any action or showing any reaction to any issue, cannot think correctly. Slow He can never accurately evaluate his decisions and choices. This process ultimately causes a person in a hurry to constantly move and strive but never achieve the desired result in life.

What is the opposite of being hasty?

Relaxation is the opposite of being hasty. A person who does all his actions peacefully can look at the depth of all his decisions and behaviors. He can evaluate all his words and behaviors. Undoubtedly, a person who takes peace of mind in doing his work will eventually achieve an infinitely better result than someone who is hasty in doing everything.

What is the purpose of a hasty person?

In the state of being in a hurry, every person has only one goal: to finish. A person in a hurry always thinks about finishing things and cannot see the whole path of his life.

How can we control our haste?

Our duty as humans is to fully understand the process of evolution in all aspects of our lives. When we can avoid being hasty in our daily actions, peace will cover our life in beauty. By understanding that all phenomena in the world are moving slowly in the direction of growth and none of them have achieved their desired growth results overnight, we can prevent our eagerness to rush in doing our work.

Here are a few practical steps to avoid rushing and keep calm at the moment

  1. 1Before doing anything, consider all its stepsfirst:this will make you know that it is not only the first step that will lead you to the desired result. Things must be done in a connected chain to achieve the desired result. Reach All small actions are equally effective in reaching your desired outcome.
  2. Do not distinguish between your tasks during the day: This does not mean you do not prioritize your tasks. You have your routine according to your priorities during the day. It means that you care about your drinking water as much as you care about your date. Considering this issue will make you give enough energy for all your daily tasks and manage your energy in this way.
  3. As far as you can look at the law of evolution in all the phenomena of existence: look at the growth of a flower. Look at the development of a stout tree. Look at a raging river that contains an infinite volume of water. Those flowers and trees were tiny seedlings that could go through their growth evolution. That huge river became a raging river by joining small water drops in the mountains and traveling a long way. None of the phenomena of existence have achieved growth and evolution overnight. Thinking about this issue can give you a deep peace to do your work continuously and without haste in the direction of growth.

4 Before reacting to any word or event, take five deep breaths at the moment: this will make you move your body away from the moment’s emotions. Secondly, it allows you to think about the subject and how to react to it and not give an emotional and hasty answer to the subject while keeping calm.


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