A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine.

-Meher Baba

 Somehow, in our modern civilization, we have acquired the idea that the mind is working best when it runs at top speed. Yet a racing mind lacks time even to finish a thought, let alone to check on its quality. When we slow down the mind, we work better at everything we do. Not only is the quality of our work better, we are actually able to get more done. A calm, smooth-running flow of thought saves a lot of wear and tear on the nervous system, which means we have more vitality and resilience in the face of stress.

Words to Live By: Inspiration for Every Day – Eknath Easwaran

The homework is to experiment with yourself to see if bringing more consistency and dedication (Tapas) to your Yoga practices helps you to develop more patience in your thinking.  See for yourself if the concentration (Dharana) you can develop through patient thinking can support simplifying our lives, dropping less important activities, and slowing down our pace of living.