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Flowing my boat


Today's Abraham quote is another that I have some dispute with:

"When you feel enthusiasm to do something, it means you've lined up the Energy, and you are being inspired to take action from that point of alignment. When you don't feel like doing it, don't push yourself, because your effort is not worth it. But, when you line up the Energy, the feeling of procrastination goes away."
 

I guess I mostly agree with it: I've certainly experienced that excitement of alignment. But I find that there are things that excite the heck out of me, to be followed by procrastination. I have a pattern of letting procrastination paralyze me.

What I've discovered about my own process is that sudden procrastination that sets in following the buzz of alignment-excitement is paralysis, caused by fear or uncertainty. I'm seeing that when I suddenly STOP moving forward, much of that is based on fear of not knowing how to do what I need to do, or uncertainty that I'm moving the right direction. I'm trying to remember to stop, in the moment, and just go inward to encourage the energy to simply FLOW.

I also find some of my procrastination is a result of the mind-game I play on myself, of imagining how long or difficult an impending task will be, only to discover when I actually DO it, it's not nearly as onerous as I had thought.  I'm trying to NOTICE the procrastination happening, to be conscious of it, so I can delve into the less-than-conscious thoughts going on and re-align them.

It's all about Flow. Flow, Flow, Flow your boat... gently down the Stream....

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