Beware of the barrenness of a busy life

Karl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, once said: ‘Busyness is not of the devil, it is the devil.’ The older I get and the more I reflect on life the more I tend to agree with him. Charles Swindoll said: ‘Busyness… substitutes shallow frenzy for deep friendship. It feeds the ego but starves the inner man.’ And Eric Hoffer wrote: ‘The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is, on the contrary, born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life.’
It certainly is destructive of spiritual growth; it keeps us from the one thing which, more than anything else, brings us into the presence of God: stillness – inner stillness.
That’s why the Bible records God as saying to us: ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ Beware of the barrenness of a busy life.

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