Remove the word “should” from your vocabulary.
“After meditating for some years, I began to see the patterns of my own behavior. As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As you cultivate the witness, things change. You don’t have to change them. Things just change.”
Procrastination feeds the ego-mind in one of two directions. It feels good to contemplate the good things you will do someday, seeing yourself as being better or making positive changes. Conversely, negative self-talk keeps us stuck saying “I know what I should be doing, but I never seem to finish anything.” Either way, it feeds false personality and creates dissatisfaction in the present moment.
The moment you notice a “should” creep in, simply take action – any action – and allow the energy to move in whatever direction it flows. The choice to take one conscious step opens up a world of possibility.
No matter what challenges arise, notice your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, your life is transformed. Inner resistance is something that can be released through movement.
Today my intention is to remember that every day things get easier. My new experience of the world is a reflection of my new way of thinking.