In Japanese writing the character for ‘busy’ includes the characters for ‘lose’ and ‘heart’.
To be busy is literally to lose heart.
In western society busy has come to mean working hard, becoming successful, going places.
Busy also means stressed, rushed, no time to think.
For creative people ‘busy’ can still mean working in our creative spheres but we could be losing touch with our creativity itself.
We can rush through a chapter in our novels, get another canvas started or finished, blaze through our instrumental practice.
Stuff may get done, but we may have lost our heart connection to it.
Being creative is a whole mind and body action.
It is physical action. It is mental concentration. It is an emotional effort.
Don’t be ‘busy’ or your creativity will suffer.
If you are busy then take a time-out.
Fresh air, coffee, tea, birdsong, a short walk, a shower – whatever you need to do to hit reset.
Remember your heart is in all of your creativity.