Thought is overrated

When we just stay focused and do, then there is no time to think.

Of course, there are many ways to do something, many options to consider and so on, and that is exactly it, the mind is like a giant magnet that will drag you along from a simple thought to complete sabotage and meltdown, often within a minute or two.

If we use our mind as a creative tool, dipping in and out of it to consider the creative elements and to solve challenges around a task and then return to the moment, then the mind is a powerful tool to help us complete whatever we are doing.

However, habitually the mind is controlling us with its powerful thoughts, judgements and opinions it has created about us, especially when it comes to doing something. It sees doing as a risk.

The moment we start to consider the pros/cons of action that is when it triggers the sabotage of starting anything.

The mind is a tool for us to use, not us and not something to dominate all that we do.

Thought is overrated, it kills action and stops us from being who we truly are. Conversely, focus and consciousness are where we are able to be at our best and to be who we really are and not inhibited by our egos.

A simple route to purpose

Most of us are engaged as knowledge workers, where we do mainly repetitive and not very fulfiling daily tasks. It leaves a discontent, a feeling that we are not really making a difference.

We can’t all be entrepreneurs or freelancers, we can’t all quit our jobs immediately and roam the world. Of course, over a period of time, anything is achievable.

However, we can choose on a daily basis to do some art, to write a journal, to craft something, to make something, baking a cake, cooking, singing, playing the guitar…to do a small thing that gives a sense of contributing, of doing something that is purposeful. Stepping away from the dripping tap of distraction that is the digital unreal world of unconsciousness.

We live in a world that is instant everything, yet we are so unsatisfied. Satisfaction comes from being present and focusing on one thing, often a simple thing, that brings us real joy and taking our time to enjoy it, not rushing to elsewhere.