When did we start to prove our worthiness by how busy we are?
When you ask a toddler what he did at preschool, you most certainly won’t be hit with a list of amazing accomplishments. It’s enough to paint a painting, nap well and then call it a day.
Until it isn’t.
Coming back from a weekend, the first moments at work can sound like a verified competition. The winner is the person who had the least fun and got the most tasks done. If you come in and declare, “Wow, my weekend was great! I did nothing!” you will likely be met with the sound of crickets.
It is time that we stop declaring our busyness as our identity. We are more than what we do and how many Facebook friends we have. Even if we did nothing, we deserve the very best. Just as we are.
Start by giving yourself this awareness by reciting a mantra that is built into your very breath.
Seeing that we breathe around 23,000 times a day, this certainly gives ample opportunity to find a meditative moment in your day.
As you inhale think the word “Ananda.”
As you exhale, think “Hum.”
This means: I am bliss. You can be blissful and find bliss, attached to nothing but the core of your natural being.
Leave your dishes in the sink. Leave your email unchecked for a moment. You are busy being a blissful human being, rather than a human doer.