Thursday, 23 June 2016
Busy-ness = Sick-ness

I'm so busy these days!   How often do we hear that when we check in with our friends?  Probably 9.5 out of 10 times, right?  Until cancer, I was one of the 9.5 and today I am the 0.5.   Why?  

Because my life depends on it.

After more than 2 years of study and research, I have yet to come across a cancer patient who lived a full life with room to spare.  Though there are a few who might appear to be living in such a way, the truth is that they are crammed full either physically, mentally or emotionally.  Just like those who look healthy on the outside, and yet hidden disease is building within.  The most obvious "busy-ness" we see is long days filled with demands from family, work, friends (even play time) that don't allow for self-care and reflection. 

Becoming Minimalist describes the 9 lies that keep our schedules overwhelmed.  And you know what?   All 9 were somehow, somewhat involved in my own life before cancer.  And even today, a few continue to knock on my conscious door now and then, and I have to pay attention and work through those days and times to be rid of them before they consume my life - my health - once again.   It's far too easy to slide down this slope!  Frankly, it's an addiction, and like with any addiction, the first step is to recognize.

If you are in your own healing adventure right now, or have been in recent times, much of this will make great sense!   So to you, let this be a reminder.  If you are learning to prevent or help another in their adventure, then perhaps you will be able to recognize some of these lies and realize that you have the choice to change things.

You must make room for healing to take place.
You must make room for your soul, body, mind and the Spirit to speak to you.
You must make room for your body to rest, restore and recover.
You must make room for reflection.
You must make room for dreams and following passions.
You must make room to forgive - yourself first and others second.
You must make room to love -  yourself first and others second.
You must make room for God to continue to mold you into the person he created you to be.

Because I guarantee you, freedom from a continued crazy life will allow you the ability to do what you need to do to heal and maintain a healthy and fulfilled life!

What is the one thing you need to free from your calendar today?

Posted on 06/23/2016 5:37 AM by Paula Swift
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