Just when I was thinking that I had said all I could about the demon busyness, and that everyone was bored stiff with me going on and on about it, I meet someone for whom the whole ‘Beyond Busyness’ thing is a revelation. And more than that, a liberation.
It happened this morning as I was talking to someone with a similar job to mine – but who is on sabbatical from the far side of the world.
‘That’s right’ she said. ‘People use “I am busy” as an excuse all the time. And the clergy are the worst…’
‘And it undermines their ministry’ I added.
‘Absolutely’ she replied.
And so it went on. I gave her a book and two ‘I’M NOT BUSY’ wristbands when she left.
It sees like the demon busyness is alive and well down-under.
And that makes me wonder whether this is a global problem or whether some places are worse than others. I’d be interested to know what you think. .