Yes, I am busy. I imagine that you are also. Is that always a good thing? Time seems to be speeding by. I took a little break, and almost 2 months have elapsed since my last blog entry. Well, I am still here, and thought I would share some perspectives about being busy.
I like to send my Facebook friends a greeting on their birthday. Then ask how they are doing. Inevitably, they say something like “Doing well, keeping busy. How are you?” Then I agree that yes, I am well and also busy. I know this is a very superficial conversation, but it got me thinking. Does ‘busy’ equal ‘good’ or is it an excuse for not doing the things we should be doing; things that move us toward our goals and dreams? Is busy always a good thing?
do you have goals and dreams?
What are you yearning to do, to be, to have? What dreams have you pushed aside because you are too busy with your everyday life? When you join the Master Key Experience (MKE), you get to decide what it is that you really, really want. We call it your DMP (Definite Major Purpose) Statement. In 300 words or less, you can Idealize your perfect life. That helps you to Visualize the perfect life in your mind. Which helps you to believe in that possibility, and have faith that it is happening. Then, by taking action, in faith, toward that perfect life, you Materialize your goals and dreams.
Charles Haanel talks about this in the Master Key System:
The first step is idealization. It is likewise the most important step, because it is the plan on which you are going to build. It must be solid; it must be permanent. Charles Haanel, Master Key System, 7:5
Haanel speaks of architects, engineers, and inventors; who must make their plans perfect if the building or the bridge or the invention will stand and be strong. Likewise, we must make our goals and dreams into a perfect blueprint of our ideal life.
Then comes the process of visualization. You must see the picture more and more complete, see the detail, and, as the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will develop. One thing will lead to another. Thought will lead to action, action will develop methods, methods will develop friends, and friends will bring about circumstances, and, finally, the third step, or Materialization, will have been accomplished. Charles Haanel, Master Key System, 7:7
So, action is part of the process, but it starts with idealization, or thinking.
I wrote a blog about Thinking Bigger, that might help you to reach for more!
about being busy
In ‘The Science of Being Great,’ Wallace Wattles encourages us to think more, that thinking is not mere knowledge or information, that “You are not mentally developed by what you read, but by what you think about what you read.” He says that most people avoid thinking at all costs, but fill their leisure time with activity in order to escape thinking. “We never move forward until we begin to think,” he says.
So, when we are busy, are we running away from thought? Are we filling our days with endless tasks that do not move us toward our goals, but instead just occupy our time, so that we don’t have to think? I believe that sometimes this is true. But it doesn’t always have to be so.
When I joined the MKE, I was encouraged to form the habit of sitting and thinking for at least 15 minutes per day. That doesn’t sound like much, and it really isn’t. Yet that 15 minutes can lead to some very powerful insights.
when is being busy a good thing?
When we spend our time in thought, knowing that our thoughts have power, and that we can tap into Infinite Intelligence; then we are spending our time wisely. When we are busy with inspired, productive activity that brings us closer to our goals, especially when we take that action in faith, then maybe being busy can be a good thing. Then, like both Haanel and Wattles say: The things you seek are seeking you.
So go out and meet them!
And if you want to learn more about the Master Key Experience and how you, too, can master your thoughts, head over HERE.