Friday, April 3, 2009

Busy about nothing

Something I've noticed this year when meeting with clients is that everyone is busy, as in busier than normal and I’m no exception. What’s this all about? In a series of e-mails back and forth with a client, I stated that I don’t believe this 24/7 busy stuff is healthy. 

There’s got to be underlying forces in our minds and souls that are fueling it that I want to discover and share with the world. We all need a “Eureka moment” to discover what this never-ending busy stuff is all about so we can give it a kick in the behind and watch the quality of our lives improve.

One client shared how she wondered if she was addicted to her busy stuff. She also shared that she’s battled one type of health challenge after another for the past 2 months. Perhaps, she pondered, these health challenges were strong messages from a higher power insisting that she slow down, by giving her a kick in her behind and off her feet since the was unwilling to make that conscious choice on her own. In her own words, “God chose to help me along by visiting various aches, pains and viruses upon my body”. 

Little did she know the captivity I had in listening to her message while wondering if she was me talking to myself.

But this busy stuff is all for the chase of great accomplishments such as for the good of the family, financial security, prestige and all that other intangible good stuff that has been programmed into our complex reward systems. Work hard today so that tomorrow we won’t have to work hard and will be able to sit in our kingdoms enjoying the fruits of our labor. 

The problem with this stinking thinking is that the relaxing and tranquil tomorrow that we worked so hard for yesterday is our today that we are working so hard for a relaxing and tranquil tomorrow. We’re all like cats and dogs chasing our tails in a vicious circle that doesn’t end.

So we keep at it like the blind leading the blind, believing that we are doing the right thing so long as we are moving forward. That’s all fine and dandy until we hit a wall and crash, realizing that, in our chase to accumulate the finer things of life, what we may actually be doing is being busy about nothing.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Charles Long said...

Very insightful. A good and powerful post.

Pierini Fitness said...

Hi Charles,

I wrote this for myself like somone talking to himself while looking in the mirror, but I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Have a great weekend!

DaveFSS said...

Good thoughts,Pierini.
Lets not forget "what does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his own soul?" either.