Kit and I are trading weekends this month, it seems. Guess what? We’re busy.
And I know we are not the only ones. So I thought it was time to take our busy-ness seriously. Try on this column from On-Being contributor Omid Saif, The Disease of Being Busy.
Sound familiar? Think about it, as he writes, “How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human be-ings, not human do-ings?” [emphasis and italics mine]
So, it’s all up for grabs – our time-saving technology, our phones, email, our various screens with which we interact with the world. What drives our busy-ness? When do we feel least busy? What tricks do we have for alleviating the symptoms of the disease?
What is it that God asks of us? How does that jibe with our busyness? Is our busyness a screen for something else?
Tomorrow, we’ll step outside the walled classroom of the library and try to slow down.
I am curious, like the columnist, “How is the state of your heart today?
PS Don’t forget parish breakfast tomorrow around 8:45…you will be able to smell the sausage when you come in, so you might as well show up in time to take it in!