Patience is a virtue – but when does patience turn into procrastination?
It can be hard to tell the difference. And procrastination is a dream and purpose killer.
Living your purpose requires action. But it’s also vital that you get into the flow of guidance that is coming your way. This is one of the great paradox’s of life.
A Course In Miracles and Wayne Dyer have said:
“Infinite patience produces immediate results.”
We must be patient with our path. We must show up each and every day ready to serve, willing to surrender and able to let our heart and soul lead.
And yet, at the time time – action is the bridge between your dreams staying a wish and turning into reality.
Tony Robbins says:
“Massive Action is the cure all.”
So, my dear one, it is a dance. Between action and patience. Working hard and surrender. Living your purpose and allowing your purpose to live you.
Most Truths are a paradox – meaning, both are true. Learning how to take massive action while being patient is a fine art and required skill to live your best life.
Let me show you how.
Make it a great week.
All my LOVE,
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Hey there! I’m Mastin Kipp, best-selling author of the book Daily Love: Growing into Grace and creator of Daily Love TV. Welcome to this week’s episode. This week we’re going to talk about the difference between stillness and procrastination.
I get asked a lot, “You know, Mastin, I want to meditate, I want to be still and I want to listen to that intuitive voice inside. How can I tell the difference between that and just simply procrastinating?”
So here’s how you tell the difference.
When you’re still, you feel relaxed and your body is relaxed. When you’re procrastinating, you feel tense. And on top of that there’s a sense of “I know I should be doing this” and there’s usually fear associated with procrastination. The reason why we procrastinate is because a part of our body, generally our nervous system, the limbic system and our brain, thinks that if I do this new behavior I’m going to die. That’s the simplest explanation I can give you. You associate change, transformation, trying something new with uncertainty, which is scary, which produces a sensation of death in the body, and so we procrastinate. We put off things. We like to do things that seem easy in the moment and then we put off and put off and put off and put off.
Meditation and stillness is a very powerful tool.
One of my favorite things to say is that prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening. So when you’re still, you get downloads, you get clarity on next action steps you’re supposed to take or whatever the message or spiritual message or directive is. And your goal once you meditate and get still and listen to that inner voice is to put what you’ve learned into action, put that wisdom into action. You want to start to get the wisdom, get the next step, get that next directed step, that intuitive voice, that heart-centered, divine voice inside and actually start to apply it.
So the reason why we get still is not to be still, because life is movement and “movement creates momentum” as my friend Adam Cobb says. So we want movement. Life is all about moving. If your heart stops beating and is still for too long, that’s called death, right? So we want movement in life, but we don’t want chaotic movement. We don’t want to just feel like we’re running around like a hamster on a wheel.
So the way in which we get off that hamster wheel and really get still is we meditate. I like to meditate at least twice a day, 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night. It helps me get really still and really calm and in touch with that intuitive voice. But then I take that download, the intuition that I’ve gotten and start to apply it in my every single day life and that’s been a very important skill that I’ve learned and cultivated over time.
So stillness and meditation does not equal stasis in your life.
Stillness should produce momentum. Stillness should put you back on purpose. Meditation is a way to align with your higher wisdom and your higher self. And then embody it through courageous action. Procrastination – you know when you’re doing it. You know you should stop doing it. And if you need a kick in the butt, here’s your kick in the butt to stop that procrastination so that you can get about the business of living your purpose and really bringing your specific, unique gift to this world.
Have you procrastinated in the past? Are you avoiding getting still because there are feelings that you don’t want to feel? Or, are you spending so much time in meditation that you’re not doing anything in implementation? One of my favorite things to say is 1% meditation, 99% implementation. There is such a thing as spiritual bypass through meditation where all you do is meditate and meditate and meditate but you don’t apply or get out there and get courageous in your life. Meditation fuels the courage. Meditation fuels the direction and helps you get in touch with your higher wisdom. Apply it. No longer procrastinate. You’re not going to die, I promise!
You might be watching this video over on YouTube or Facebook. I’m going to invite you to come on over to TheDailyLove.com and below this video let me know why you’re going to stop procrastinating now and when you’re going to start meditating and acting on that intuitive knowing of what you’re next step is.
In the comments below, let me know when and how and why and why now you’re going to be doing this. Also, feel free to subscribe to our videos on YouTube so that you can get instant updates and access to the next coaching video when I post it. And most importantly, and as always here at Daily Love TV, my great wish is for you to get out there, take action and make it real. We’ll see you next time!