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When the Mind Says 'Tomorrow'

When the Mind Says 'Tomorrow'

“A tomorrow does not fall upon you. Tomorrow is created today. If you exorcise this demon from your life, then your life will come alive in many ways.”


There is a popular superstition in some villages in India. As soon as the sun sets, the villagers fear that ghosts and demons will come to their homes. So in order to save themselves, they have a sign painted in red at the door that reads "Naale Baa," meaning “Come Tomorrow.” The idea is that, on seeing the message, the ghosts and demons will know that they are supposed to visit this house the next day. But as tomorrow never comes, neither do the demons! Isn't that wonderful?

But in your life, for all those things that are essential, you have put up a “Come Tomorrow” sign, too. Whether it is about working, exercising or even practicing yoga for inner peace, the sign will still say “Come Tomorrow.” This “tomorrow” is a deep trick of the mind. In the morning, if your mind says, “I will not get up and do yoga,” your ego will then say, “How can you not do it? You must do it.” A feeling of guilt sets in, so the mind very cleverly says, “Let's do it tomorrow.” Tomorrow is always a good day, isn't it? But when you say “tomorrow,” everything is over, as tomorrow never comes.

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