The Lie Of Busy

Can you hear it? That small whisper in your ear. It’s telling you a lie.

There’s a good possibility you can’t hear the lie well. But you feel it. You’re compelled to do what it says.

The whisper is telling you that you MUST be busy.

You’ve heard this whispered lie, right? That’s why you try so hard to fill your day with activities and motion. The lie of busyness is why I there are days I try to fill my time with unimportant busywork.

We’ve been told to be more productive, we’ve got to be busy doing work. We’ve got to fill our schedules. We’ve got to pack our day with activity.

And it feels good. We’re doing work! We’re getting things done! We’re being productive!

But it’s a lie. Just like the cake is a lie.