Sunday, September 21, 2008
More from Moore; On Busyness
"Simplifying the externals allows us to cultivate a rich inner and outer life. A cluttered existence may keep us busy, but busyness doesn't mean that we are fully engaged in what we are doing. Usually, just the opposite; we feel busy because we are neurotically active at things that don't matter much in the long run. It does little good to be successful in a business that requires sixty hours of work a week, while the simple pleasures of home life are neglected. A complicated person can simplify life in that simplicity find a deep articulation of values. Complicated lives often do the opposite: they show to what extent the person is lost in the busyness of the world."
As I put together my list for the week, my challenge will be to see the spaces between the items and try to flesh those out a little with some self-care, some rest, some time sitting on the cushion, making art, dreaming, breathing.
Sunday night: how long have I been anxious on this, the starting line of another week?