The regulator knob

Fire feeds on itself. The more fuel it has at hand, the faster it burns. That is why our ovens, stoves, lighters, heaters and kettles come with mechanisms for regulation – an external means to control their fire’s insatiable appetite.

Busyness works the same way. Left to its means, it feeds off itself to create more busyness. It multiplies and eats up large tracts of our life, just as fires consume forests, leaving a smouldering pile of ash behind.

Does your busyness come with its regulator knob?

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