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Author of the “Awakening in the 21st Century” series, Grace Sara is a 19 year-old author, poet, and teacher that writes on spiritual, psychic, and self-help topics. Having published the first book of this series at 17 years of age, she still continues to write in hopes of inspiring others to find happiness through acceptance and freedom from fear.

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By Grace Sara

Most societies teach us that people who are busy, planned-out, and goal-driven, are sure of themselves and must know what they want in life. This is seen through the assumption that they know themselves well because their days are constantly filled with plans. We are taught that the main path to happiness is through being busy. Through this assumption, we glorify being busy and believe being busy in itself must lead to some sort of revelation and completeness of self. Society encourages you to be constantly busy. Often, a day without plans or goals is seen as a failure. If you are not busy and have not figured out your plans, you are encouraged to think that you have made some sort of mistake along the way and to make them quickly. But this is not true.

Stop glorifying being “busy.” Being

busy in itself does not mean that the

person is, or will become, complete

and sure of themselves. You are not

“on the right path” simply because

you have made plans. Plans do not

complete you—you do.

To glorify being busy is to cancel out

the benefits of doing nothing and shun

negative light onto it. At times, not doing anything can be just as beneficial as doing something. You do not have to be consumed with worry over society’s pressure to be busy. Being busy is not always good. A life assuming that it must be full of activity and always eventful is not ever going to be fully wholesome. Relaxation is also a purposeful part of life. Do not be ashamed to still your life—rarely do plans ever complete you in themselves.

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Published May 2, 2017