Mazlow wrote; "The unhappiness, unease and unrest in the
world today is caused by people living far below their capacity." I
am a very busy guy so it is not me causing the unhappiness, unease
and unrest out there. But Mazlow wasn't writing about being busy.
Busy has nothing to do with it. Someone with the IQ of a napkin
can be busy. Want to impress your boss? Walk fast with a worried
look on your face. Who is going to stop you? You might be doing
Who do you know who isn't incredibly busy? Everybody
is in our more-with-less, lean and mean world. Like Adam of old,
we are cursed with and through
our work. The unrest of work is our punishment for violating or ignoring
that which is spiritual. On many nights you finally head for home
around 8:00. You find your supper on a plastic-wrapped plate with
a note telling you to microwave it for a couple of minutes. You eat
it alone. Every other Saturday you go back into work just to get
caught up. Great life, eh? Exactly what is it that you're so busy
doing? Or let me ask an even bigger question, "Why?" When
we talk about "capacity" we are talking about getting a
grip. About getting your life back. Not easy to do because most of
us don't know why we gave it away in the first place. The important
intention here is to get your own life back, not the one your boss
or someone else has designed for you. Apart from the extra money
and the corner office, do you really want a life like your boss has?
There's no better life for you than your own. Reclaim it.
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