What I'm referring to is a article that came in on my stream, caught my eye, and struck a cord prompting me to read it. Over the past few weeks I've begun several blog posts I intend to share, yet fail to get out fast enough before a new idea takes hold of me. As a result, I have bit of catch up to do. OK, lots.
Today I decided, it has to be this short post for there are so many synchronicities around it and
I just love these too.
In our COVID-19 crisis craze, so much talk is around our struggle with productivity, The article I share is from wired.com - It tells us 'productivity is not working'.
Don't just do something, sit there by Sylvia Boorstein.
This book was given to me by a friend decades ago for I am a chronic doer.
Even watching a movie, I need to be doing something. Sylvia shares her wisdom turning axioms on their head and provoking new ways of seeing things. It is fabulous. Now, linking all this chat back to productivity; in most all of my recent conversations with family and friends, colleagues and clients, we're all confessing our lack of productivity. Our struggle to focus. The abundant projects we have, yet challenge to get to them, or to stay on task.
I've posed to them, "I wonder if those at home during war-times pondered with this challenge and assessed their productivity." Somehow I doubt it, yet I myself am ever so guilty of it. The article I share offers a reason why we may be doing this and it reminded me of a memorable teaching from the great Wayne Dyer on the attachment to doing,
Dr Dyer asks us - If we relate who we are to what we do, then if we aren't doing, does this mean we are not?
So provocative, right? This concept comes up in the article by Laurie Penny:
Productivity is Not Working
I invite you to take a few minutes to read this and reflect on your own attachment to being productive. Are you seeking to numb emotions or feel more worthy? To find meaning? What are your feelings and experiences with this? I feel the more we understand how we ourselves operate, the better able we are to connect and relate to others and this is my view is needed now, more than I've ever known.
May your find peace in every area of your life, even those unproductive moments, Teri