Busyness is the Devil

The writer John Ortberg says that he once called a wise friend to ask for some spiritual direction. He described the frenetic pace of his life; the demands of work and family responsibilities: that endless round of driving kids to activites, attending meetings and so on. He said, ‘I feel tired and empty inside. The joy in life has gone. What do I need to do?’
His wise friend simply said, ‘You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.’ John thought about it and then said, ‘Okay, I’ve written that one down, now, what else is there?’ His friend just looked him straight in the eye and said. ‘You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.’
Maybe that’s what the psychologist Karl Jung meant when he said, ‘Some people think busyness is of the Devil. Busyness is not of the Devil, busyness is the Devil.’

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