The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. – Okakura Kakuzo
There’s a projector in our minds, and it’s constantly playing a movie about how we’d like things to be, our ideals about the world, our expectations of how things will turn out, how others should be, how we should be.
These images aren’t based on reality, but are just a fantasy this film projector has created from nothing.
It turns out that this fantasy, which I call the Mind Movie, is what stands in our way from making habit changes.
The mind is making this fantasy, and as well-intentioned as the mind is, it’s also causing us frustration, struggle, feeling bad about ourselves, procrastination, distraction, and more.
In other words, this Mind Movie is at the heart of all of our problems.
Creating a new habit, for example, should be a pretty simple task.