I catch myself saying this often. It is part of the social contract. I encounter you and you ask how I am doing and I respond, “I am busy.” The busy apparently has worth and value.
I do not believe in “lazy” existing in healthy people. People need to rest. That is fact. We are human. We are made of the stuff the gets sick and fades. We must rest in order to repair the cost of being human on a daily basis.
I love this morning affirmation as it addresses the idol of busy in my life.
When I replace busy with diligent I am trading in the denial of my full humanity and all of its finality for consciousness. The dictionary defines diligent as, “having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.” I feel far healthier when I have conscious awareness than I do guilt or shame. Busy pushes me towards shame and diligence invites me into awareness.
What could I do when aware and conscious of what is inside me and what surrounds me?
There is only one way to find out…