Friday, September 5, 2008

The state of being busy

Warning attempt to be philosophical follows...
I read an article in Oprah the other day and it has struck a bit of a cord with me. It was about being busy and how it wasn't so much about what we do as how we do it. That being busy wasn't really about activity but more about a state of being. Or at least that's how I read the article. It made me think which in itself is not unusual. I have been known to think on a regular basis, just that very few people want to know my thoughts, and then I realised most of the time being busy is something I have imposed upon myself. I say I'm busy and that I have a lot to do and it sure feels that way. I place pressure on myself to get so many things done when perhaps there's no need. Of course there are deadlines to meet and appointments to keep but I can choose to accept those as just events that take place in the moments of my life. They will happen or not as the case maybe and the world will not halt in its tracks, nor will there be any great finger pointing. except from me. So I have decided to make sure that though I may be doing lots of things, to try and recognise that they are just me living my life, after all those moments are going to be filled with something whatever I do. Inside me and all of us is someone who is doing just that, enjoying every second, taking it all in their stride and they are never busy, they are just living.

Just for fun

Friday Fill ins
1. When I'm sick I'm _____terrible to be around_____.

2. When I take a walk, I think about _God _________.

3. Money can't buy happiness but it can _____sure make things easier_____.

4. Cotton makes me ___want to_sew_____ and leather makes me __feel dangerous________.

5. The strangest person/character I've had lewd thoughts about was ___ My old English teacher_____.

6. My favorite colour these days is _Purple because _____It's so extreme_____.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to __camp___, tomorrow my plans include ____being with lots of Brownies_ and Sunday, I want to _Sleep____!


Down on the Farm said...

Welcome to my world. Never philosophical, (wow! my spell check just told me I spelled that word correctly on the first try!!!) just laid back and enjoying each minute the Lord gives to me. Of course, I don't have children that depend on me anymore. Well, not too many times. Connie

Marcia said...

Interesting thoughts on being busy. I found myself way too busy a little over a year ago. It was very, very liberating to cancel most of our activities. I felt guilty at first but life is so much easier this way. We're taking that concept into our possessions now and getting rid of the STUFF that clogs our lives here.

raining sheep said...

That was such a great post Alison. It's so true, sometimes busyness is self imposed and other times it is just us living our life. I think it is good to recognize that and also to know the difference between busy and "busy"...if you know what I mean. :)

Indigo Blue said...

I like being busy but often the 'busy' that my job involves take over too much. My fault for being a teacher I suppose. Pop over some time I am celebrating 1st blog year.

Liz said...

Amen sister. I was going to clean and do laundry tonight, but after reading this I've decided to put my heels up and watch Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day instead.