busyness

 

“The present hysteria is not a necessary or inevitable condition of life; it’s something we’ve chosen, if only by our acquiescence to it.”

“I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter.”

“Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.”

Everyone go read this. Then come back here and let’s talk about ways to become “lazy, ambitious” people in submission to a Creative Creator.

 

Previous

Next

1 Comment

  1. mckenzie

    Yes! I agree. To a fault these days, I agree. These last few years have taught me much about rest, or as we label it in a negative way, idealness. Biggest lesson I hope to keep a hold of for a achiever/activator perfectionist…

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Coconut Dreams (raw, gluten-free, honey-sweetened) | Food Loves Writing - [...] back from Wisconsin but still with a few days in Illinois, I read this New York Times article (via…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.