Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


The Truth about Procrastinating

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I often feel lazy when it comes to studies and become easily involved in playing videogames or watching movies. I know I must study, but various forces or voices compel me to procrastinate. I keep procrastinating and the day passes away. Please help!

Answer: Asking “what shall I do about procrastinating?” is just another way of putting off what you need to see about yourself and the likely emptiness of your present pursuits in life. Where there is no love for what one does, there can be no wish to do that. No one loves a master who compels or coerces them — against their will — to do what they would rather not. That being said… if there is a householder duty of some kind to be performed, some true daily responsibility to care of — or otherwise provide for others — then be responsible to that task while remembering this liberating truth: it is what we love that determines our experience of whatever it is that we are given to do, regardless of its nature. Start where you are… and be grateful that love is helping you to see what doesn’t love you. Before any new relationship can begin, one must end. The day will come, if you persist with your wish to be free, when you will see that the beginning and ending of love are not in time.



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