Procrastination

Let us use an example of something you feel needs to be done.

Doing the dishes.

They are in the sink. They stink, and they look at you with a funny look. They say, clean me up already!

The pans are burnt, there is a whole stack of plates from who knows how many days. You take one look at them and walk the other way.

Why do you do this?

Another example. You know you must make an effort and set aside some time to practice meditation to attain your desired aspiration.

Yet you make a hundred excuses why you cannot find the time.

Why do you do this?

Here are some reason why………………

You are not living in the now moment (you are off thinking about minutes, hours, days ahead of NOW).

You are thinking about all the other things you COULD be doing instead.

You are required to step out of your mental/emotional safe zone and face your fears or insecurities.

Your mind is afraid of failure or not meeting expectations.

Your heart simply isn’t in it. You do not acknowledge the beauty or necessity in such a mundane or labour intensive task.

So how do you remedy this situation?

Here is how:

You are not living in the now moment (you are off thinking about minutes, hours, days ahead of NOW).

Aspire to BE nowhere but NOW. Now is all there is. Leave the past and the future to God.

You are thinking about all the other things you COULD be doing instead.

The moment you acknowledge a NEED in your life, devote the fullness of time and attention to fulfilling that need. Only when such a need is fulfilled can you BEGIN to experience the joyfulness of NOW and of needlessness.

You are required to step out of your mental/emotional safe zone and face your fears or insecurities.

Fears follow you. Every step you take away to avoid fear, fear takes two steps in front. By transmuting one fear at a time can we expand our personal safe zone. One fear at a time through one intent and one action at a time.

Your mind is afraid of failure or not meeting expectations.

Seek to direct the flow of your hearts desire, but do not place within such a flow expectations of outcome or notions of success and failure.

Your heart simply isn’t in it. You do not acknowledge the beauty or necessity in such a mundane or labour intensive task.

See the beauty in all things, whether simple and mundane or complex and ambitious. Know that all things are part of the wonderful process. They are all stepping stones that form your path to where you need to be. Do not judge the path by each and every step, but by the opportunity each step provides to move closer to your destination.

And finally…stop doing it pretending to be an adult, when you can do the same job from the perspective of a child – make it a game.

 

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have several other sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Poetry and Prosetry: http://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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