Slow Down the Busy-ness of Life

Last week I heard Dr. Robin Smith speak and she made a comment that has been in my head ever since. She said, “so often we spend time flapping our wings.” Flapping our wings is the running around and feeling overwhelmed with too much to do the anxiety. It is the busy-ness of life.

“How are you today? I’m fine, busy as usual!” is a common question and response that we hear throughout our days. Whether we are busy with work or school or children or family, there is this rushing through life that we often encounter and willingly participate in. But what if we didn’t? What if we chose not to flap our wings with the busy-ness of life? I am not suggesting that we stop living or meeting our responsibilities. In fact quite the opposite. What if by the conscious decision not to be in a constant state of busy-ness we were better able to live our lives and meet our responsibilities? How would our lives and our relationships be different if we were less busy and more present?

If you stopped flapping your wings how would your life be different? Please share your thoughts and comments!

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