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themiddlepane:

How can I find work that will give me joy?

@EckhartTolle explains that the key is to make everything a spiritual practice.  If you have discontent with what you are doing, then you have not fully surrendered to the moment.  You are finding issue, fault and want with what is in front of you.  So, make everything that you do from driving to your interactions at work part of that spiritual in the moment practice.  You may or may not notice the change, but the universal force will see a shift in your consciousness and big things will happen.  Let go of expectations.  Expectations bring disappointment and limitation.  

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You can practice by taking any routine activity that normally is only a means to an end and giving it your fullest attention, so that it becomes an end in itself.

Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
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themiddlepane:

#infinitewaters @infinitewaters

How to Stop Procrastinating

Change can only happen in the now.  Wishing for things to have been different in the past is fruitless, and likewise change in the future is just a dream.  However, this current moment allows for action to change us to where we want to be in the future.  And a present change in perspective can affect how we view the past.

Ralph Smart breaks down 5 steps to stop procrastinating.  This is paraphrased and not exactly what he said, so please watch the video.

  1. Let go of perfection - There is only now.  It is not perfect.  It may not be where you want to be, but it is here.  Let go of the desire for perfection and learn acceptance
  2. Release resistance - Release your desire to change the now
  3. Make sure your heart is in what you are doing - Do it with passion or not at all.  Place yourself in an environment that doesn’t allow you to procrastinate.  Do what you love with passion
  4. Change your belief system/perception - Perception changes reality.  With a change of attitude procrastination disappears.  ”Do or do not, there is no try” - Yoda
  5. If you are doing something that your heart is not into, then do it one step at a time.  Pretty soon it will be over and you can move onto something that you love

Thanks for the post Ralph.  I always enjoy watching your webcasts.  Infinite waters, diving deep!

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See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.

Eckhart Tolle (via shaktilover)
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‘Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.’

Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (via laurenalism)
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illuminatizeitgeist:

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”
― Eckhart Tolle

illuminatizeitgeist:

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”

― Eckhart Tolle

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Studying the complexities of the mind… won’t take you beyond the mind, just as the study of madness isn’t enough to create sanity.

Eckhart Tolle
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Pay attention to the gap - the gap between two thoughts, the brief, silent space between words in a conversation, between the notes of a piano or flute, or the gap between the in-breath and the out-breath. When you pay attention to those gaps, awareness of ‘something’ becomes - just awareness. The formless dimension of pure conciousness arises from within you and replaces identification with form.

Eckhart Tolle (via tobiji)
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