Friday, October 26, 2007


Seeds IX, 43

Seed: Busy-ness

The number one cause of death in the world these days is heart disease. Consider this: the Chinese pictograph for busy-ness means heart-killing.

I can’t be the only one who gets it. Let me lay it out in no uncertain terms: we, as a race (race!), are too busy. We over-schedule, under-perform and wonder why we’re disappointed a lot of the time. Why is because we don’t give ourselves the time truly to experience what we’ve chosen to do.

Years ago I had a friend who loved to “fit things in.” She was notoriously late, so not only was I fit in, but because she was almost always late, I missed the first fifteen or so minutes of our time together. One night, I’d had it. I left before she got there. After a quick, clear conversation, she was never late to meet me again.

If busy-ness really is heart-killing, are you really all that interested in being so busy you can’t stop and enjoy what you’re actually doing? Get out of the heart-killing business and make the switch to heart-filling.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.

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