Ever heard of Winnie the Poo? The loveable bear who was friends with Christopher, Eeyore, and other characters that you may have read about in your childhood?
Well as it turns out, they can still continue to teach us as adults as well, and I thought I would remind us about them as a very cute book, the Tao of Pooh, brings these characters back to us, and discusses another type of animal, the Backson’s, or the Bisy Backsons.
The Bisy Backsons are active, almost compulsively. They are at the cutting edge of relaxation, and they are always doing something like swimming, tennis, running, walking… every activity, even recreational, becomes work, and is another thing to do. They don’t have time however to rest, because they have another more important activity. They continue to do activity for the next and greatest reward.
The thing is, the Bisy Backsons never reach their destination. They are in a perpetual state of frenzy. If it wasn’t obvious already, Bisy Backson is Busy-be-back-soon.
Our modern world has offered us many conveniences, but it does seem that time is not a luxury we have. Everyone is running, running, running. To our body, that running is not only fruitless, but it also cannot be sustained, but many of us have been told the message that we must do more, achieve more, and run faster.
Our adrenal glands that pump out our hormones that allow us to operate at this very fast pace can only keep up so far, and then eventually, they get tired. All of the activities wear on the body. We need rest, sleep, nourishment, but sometimes we are so beyond exhausted that it is hard to recover, and we wonder why we cannot recover so we can get back to our regular activities.
There are many wonderful herbs and nutrients that support getting our body the rest and nourishment it needs to get out of exhaustion, and back to feeling rested. I do have earlier posts on some fabulous physical interventions for the adrenals.
However, if we don’t work on our mindset, and the idea that being busy constantly is the right state of being, then we will end up right back where we started, yes?
As our summer is whizzing by, I encourage you to sit down with yourself and think of the ways that you could do less with the time that you have, and allow true rest to be the answer to the Bisy Backson state of being. Your adrenals will thank you for it.
Be back soon…