“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”
– John Lennon
We’re all so busy. Even now during the summer when a lot of us are taking some well overdue and deserved vacations, we’re still busy.
Busy with commitments, with responsibilities, with check lists, with all the stuff we’re supposed to do, or have to do, or need to do. I get it. I promise, I’m right there with you….
But, I had this thought the other day:
We draw all these metaphorical lines for ourselves in life, but really what ultimately matters the most is all the stuff in between the lines.
But the stuff in between the lines wouldn’t be the stuff in between the lines if the lines weren’t there. It would just be stuff, orderless and meaningless.
So we need those lines to give the stuff that matters in between its very significance, meaning, and value.
The problem is – what often ends up happening is that we end up focusing all of our attention and energy and time on creating and building those lines, that we forget about all the stuff that really matters in between.
We forget the very reason we started building those lines in the first place.
It’s the same with our busy-ness. It’s the same with our dreams and goals. And it’s the same with our passions.
So, let’s not do that! Let’s continue to create and build all those necessary lines and frameworks and structures, yes. BUT, let’s also remember to pay attention, to nurture, to cultivate, and to contribute our time, energy and focus into the reason we build those lines in the first place – all the stuff in between.
As always, do more of what you love and be more of who you love!
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