The biggest disease in the human body is laziness. We know what to do, but we don’t do it. Why? Laziness. This carelessness, this negligence, if it was not there, we would make rapid progress. So laziness is a reality of our life. We recognize it, and then we try to eradicate it. So, remember the body and mind are such, they will become however you mold them to be. If you allow them the freedom, they will become masters of your soul. And they’ll be worst masters because the body, will say “I want to sleep.” and the mind will say, “I want entertainment.” And you’ll say what can I do, my body and mind are saying like this.
You’ve to subdue them and make them your servants. So repeatedly with willpower to reject the lazy option and choose the more energetic one in everything you do. Why don’t we do something with excellence? Laziness. chalta hai. This “chalta hai” mentality is what- laziness.
On the other hand, there are those who are committed to excellence in every little act of theirs. Why? They’ve shredded it out. I will put in the best of my physical, mental, intellectual abilities and hold myself to the highest standards. So first, you’ve to push yourself. And slowly, slowly it becomes a way of working. Some days you are very inspired, some days you are less inspired, some days you are uninspired. Let us understand why this happens.
The mind is made of material energy Maya. And Maya has 3 gunas- Sattwa, rajas, and tamas. Goodness, passion, and ignorance. When the mind is Sattwic, you think the human form is so precious; I have a golden chance, I must reach the goal. You are inspired. Later on, when the mind is rajasic, in the mode of passion, you think yeah, I should do bhakti, but the worldly things are also important. And they must be achieved before God. And when the mind becomes tamasic, in the mode of ignorance, you think well; you know, my friends don’t believe in God, why is it I’ve to believe in Him? Nobody has ever seen Him. Your enthusiasm gets shattered.
The same person experiences different levels of enthusiasm on different hours in different days. This, if you experience it, know it to be natural. AS long as you are under Maya, it will happen. But you don’t need to let it be like this. Sadhana means to fight it and to go beyond it. So how do you build up your enthusiasm? Bring the right knowledge to your intellect. Daily Sadhana is so important. It is food for our soul. We don’t neglect food for the body, but the body is made of mud. I am the soul. Sadhana is more important than eating. And remember the importance of the golden chance you have, so bring this knowledge to your intellect. And then force the mind up to the level of inspiration.
You’ll have to work on correcting the intellect and aligning the mind. When you do it again, and again it will become natural to them. First, you have to work hard to build your inspiration, then it becomes a naturality and third it becomes so natural that you can’t act in only other way. That behavior has become a part of you by repeated practice.
Let me know what are your ways to overcome laziness and stay motivated. Also do let me know your views on this topic in the comment section below.