Saturday, September 25, 2010
Enjoying the Process
I understood an important point. Achieving something for the sake of achieving is not a very good motivation. It doesn’t bring much joy or happiness. From now on, I will make an effort to do everything just to enjoy the process and fully engage in it. This is very different than trying to achieve something because I think it would be nice to add one more achievement. I think this is the distinction between living in the moment and serving the ego. Ego just wants to achieve and conquer everything. It doesn’t care about enjoying the process. It doesn’t care about feelings at all. It cares about quantity, but not quality. It takes all your energy, or you give it all your energy voluntarily.
It’s important to own your world and take responsibility for everything that happens in it. Feelings are a good indicator of whether you are in sync with Life or working against Life and, therefore, trying to satisfy your ego. It’s ok to notice it and switch the thinking process. There is no need to get irritated or angry at yourself. It may take time to get used to take full responsibility for everything that happens and everyone you meet, because it’s like breaking your old habit.
Today, I was reminded about the importance of our emotions. They are important indicators of the directions of our thoughts. Negative emotions only show that we need to change our thoughts and start living in the moment, instead of fighting against Life.