Tag: procrastination

Detachment: How To Practice It Every Day

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Detachment means separation. It means detaching yourself from what you already know, from what is hurting you, from selfish people, from the things that are not getting you closer to your dreams, from being the talker, from controlling other people, from lying to yourself, from manipulating others.

Detachment brings peace. It brings love. It brings happiness. It brings freedom.

Detachment says, “Let it go. Do not let anything own you. Do not crave over anything. Be happy with what you have. Take care of your mind. Enjoy your life. Make peace with yourself.”

“Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind.”- Jay Shetty

If you want to make peace with your soul, you must first detach yourself from the things that are hurting your soul.

Detach yourself from: anger, resentment, envy, jealousy, laziness, hate, and procrastination.

Detachment is the key to a lasting peace. In his book Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day, Jay Shetty writes, “Detaching means escaping the hold of the senses, of earthly desires, of the material world. It means detaching from your selfish interest, from being right, from being seen in a certain way, from what you want right now.”

He adds: “Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind.” If you want to live a peaceful life, do not attach yourself to anything. Because “attachment brings pain.” Seek peace, not pain.

Further Reading:

Shetty, J., Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020): 164-165.

You Only Fail When…

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You only fail when you stop trying,
When you give up, when you stop learning,
When you stop asking the right questions,
When you beat yourself up, 
When you give in to procrastination.

You only fail when you don't even try,
When you try to control everything,
When you don't accept yourself,
When you are not comfortable with yourself.

You only fail when you give in to negative thoughts,
When you don't find a way to be yourself,
When you do not focus on expressing yourself,
When you don't love the person you see in the mirror
Every morning, every day. 

When you fail, focus on yourself.
Because you need you, the real you, 
To move your life forward.