Perhaps it is time for you to recover your essence—searching NOT for something new, but for that which is essential. But how does one recover one’s essence in the midst of unrelenting busyness? Our temptation is to assume that it means that we have to purge our lives of certain obligations in order to scale back our busyness. However, in the first chapter of the gospel of Mark we find out that Jesus was a very busy man, and yet he managed to never lose this essence. How did he do it? The key is found in what we are calling a “Birdsong Spirituality.” What is it, and how can we follow its rhythms?