This week’s haiku is inspired by an article by Omid Safi on On Being about the “disease” of being busy. We’ve all heard the excuse and probably have made it ourselves at some point. We’re just too busy to connect. But are we really?
After reading this article, I want to take the time to ask everyone I know how their heart is doing.
Read the full article – The Disease of Being Busy – because it is absolutely worth your time. Here are a couple of paragraphs that spoke to me in particular:
Tell me you remember you are still a human being, not just a human doing. Tell me you’re more than just a machine, checking off items from your to-do list. Have that conversation, that glance, that touch. Be a healing conversation, one filled with grace and presence.
Put your hand on my arm, look me in the eye, and connect with me for one second. Tell me something about your heart, and awaken my heart. Help me remember that I too am a full and complete human being, a human being who also craves a human touch.
And now, my haiku.
She then stopped and asked
But how is your heart doing?
His eyes said it all
How is your heart doing?