Here are two points that are
worth contemplating about.
Point#1: In my opinion, one of the main reasons for reduced
efficiency in our undertakings (causing stress, high blood pressure,
etc.) is the gnawing
fear of reduced success / anticipation of goodies on completion. The
fear & the anticipation originated when we started getting (from the
society from just after our births) reprimands when there is failure
and compliments when things went well. We are born ego-less but the
society, starting with the parents, made us egoists.
Spiritual texts tell us that through Self Enquiry, it can be
realized that in reality we are the pure awareness and not this
body / mind organisms. So, if we have a strong conviction that we
are the pure awareness (this is less clear) or at least stop taking
ourselves to be body / mind organisms (this is relatively more
clear), we will be free from the fear / anticipation factor that
saps our energy and peace. I would like to find out what means
people have used to get that `strong conviction' other than
constant reminder of the truth (that we are not the body / mind
Point#2: In the
unrealized state, ego (desire for societal status,
recognition) is the prime driver making us work on projects. In the
realized state also, we will work on projects (& with max. efficiency). In the in-between state, there is a danger of a certain
lack of drive.