When I am busy, I feel “in charge,” I believe I am important, I become indispensable and necessary, My ego is assured that I am productive, that I am accomplishing something worthwhile and valuable.
By being efficiently busy helping others, I can accept even more tasks, help even more people, I can escalate the demands on my time, attention, care.
When I project a state of busyness, Others notice how important or helpful I am and Either do not disturb me or Seek me out for something even more important.
I just love being busy.
Trouble is, When I am in a state of busyness, I tend not to really notice my surroundings or Other people, I tend to be unresponsive to the True needs of those who cross my path, Or even My Own True Needs.
When I am in a state of busyness, I lose my contemplative attitude and deprive myself of Moments of Beauty, Surprise, Delight, and Love.
When I am busy being busy, I avoid making time for Leisure, Play, Relationships or Reflection. I take delight in moving fast, being caught up in a rhythm that overwhelms my internal sense of self and my felt response to internal and external events.
In busyness, I am actually captivated by a consciousness largely generated by a culture outside me, a false consciousness. If I can avoid busyness and experience a Contemplative attitude, A Creative Leisure, Recollection, Mindfulness, I can become Centered, Relaxed, Serenely Present and Mindful, I am able to Delight in the day as it unfolds, I am able to receive each person who enters my space with Loving Mercy.
I inhabit an Enlarged Contemplative Awareness.
When I move out of busyness, God is present to me in the world As in my heart.
But, To see God there–in the world–requires My Profound Attentiveness; I need a quality of heart that enables me to see the invisible and A quality of presence in the precious present that is Aware of All that is really there.
Oh my, In busyness, I do not participate in the deep dimensions of my experiences.