Friday, September 25, 2009

Being Here Now

Well, the cat woke me up at 4:17 a.m. but did I get up to blog about it? No, I did not.

There were no forthcoming inspirational messages coming through so I ignored the cat and slept until I had to wake up at 6:30.

It's already been a very full day and I've still got a "to-do" list a mile long. I'm blogging right now to avoid tackling it.

Why do we procrastinate?

Here's a crazy idea: most of us procrastinate because we know that if we actually get the thing done we are going to feel GOOD. And many of us do not believe we deserve to feel good.

I've done some pretty big work on myself to believe that I deserve to feel good but some days are better than others. I can still fall back into the old way of thinking that tells me I don't deserve to feel free, it's better if I'm stressed etc.

I call these thoughts The Voices of Dissent or TVOD.

Often TVOD occur when I future-trip. Instead of being here now I've launched myself into a situation or a scenario that is not happening anywhere but in my head and as a result I'm feeling anxious.

Ergo, when I am not here, I am in fear.

Inspiring Message of the Day: When I return to the present I return to peace. Keep returning to the here and now. It is the only time we really have.

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