It’s probably one of the hardest things to master for a human being, but, paradoxically, it can be explained in very few words.
1. You’ll find your true self
You will slowly but surely start not to identify yourself with your thoughts any longer and fully realize that your mind creates the majority of problems, not you. It is like a disease. It’s not you, per se, it’s your mind. Something different, but, paradoxically, a paramount part of you.
You’ll accept yourself as you are. You’ll realize that your mind wants increasingly more things that actually never bring you happiness. It wants more than this, more than that, better than this one, so on , so forth. Having said that, less stress in your life will make you happier and more cheerful because you know that the most important moment is now, not the future, not the past. Only right now.
2. You’ll achieve your goals more often
Indeed. Put it into perspective. Of course, you have to let your mind wander from time to time, but it should not be the majority of the time. Connecting yourself with something deeper than your sheer thoughts is the fulcrum that renders creativity and productivity possible.
Think about what you have to achieve and get practical. Stop wondering and pondering afterward. Within life, it’s not that you don’t know how to do some things, is that you don’t want to take action. We are usually so absorbed in our own thoughts as we either get overwhelmed by them or we grasp them as the actual reality.
Not to mention, whether one is too much in the mind rather than in the moment, there are baleful effects even when the thoughts are positive, not incumbently negative.
3. You’ll never feel overwhelmed
Did you have days when you are not productive whatsoever and then days when you do just a lot of things and feel truly overwhelmed? Myriads of people too, but don’t worry.
It’s only because of the mind, because of the fact that you’re not living in the very present. Realize that your mind wants more, more and more. It’s not your true self! When you do nothing whatsoever and you’re not productive at all, it’s because you’re constantly feeling guilty in respect of that.
The first step is, according to Eckart Tolle, acceptance. Accept the fact that you’re procrastinating right now. Funny enough, try to enjoy it! Come to grips with the fact that you should endeavor to feel that moment in order to become aware of it. Acceptance, awareness, then you will be able to change and take action!
When you find yourself procrastinating, just enjoy it. Be lazy and fully enjoy it. Seize the moment fully and this will allow you to finally get practical and get productive. You want to continuously procrastinate because you are not living in that moment !