How To Overcome Laziness And Flow Like Water

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This one really is revolutionary. Using water meditation technique, you can energise your spirit and stop laziness forever. We’ll show you how.

Humanity suffers from a mass misconception of laziness.

Many people, if not most people, consider laziness the “desire to do nothing.” People who sit in front of the TV all day are regarded as “Wanting to do nothing more than watch programs.” (And it you’re one of those people, why not do our challenge of giving up TV for a year).  People who play video games all day are regarded as “Wanting to do nothing more than play games.”  Wrongly, we link laziness to the desire to do nothing.

In many instances, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Between the ages of twelve and sixteen many people would have considered me myself lazy. Their judgment would be understandable;  I did spend most of my days playing video games. This wasn’t due to lack of desire to be active, however. It was due to fear. (And thank God, I soon learned how to overcome fear in life)

Bullied at school and living in a home where my father’s alcoholism was the cause of much fighting, I was paralysed by fear.

I longed to always be in my bedroom simply because my bedroom was safe. I played video games because they occupied my mind, preventing me from thinking about what might have been said to me at school, the fights I might find myself in the next day, or how my father might behave.  Inactivity equated to safety.

This statement, “Inactivity equates to safety,” is true for many people.

People who would truly love to be highly active are instead rendered inactive by fear.


Fear, of course, takes different forms. Some people are afraid of being judged by others—the inactive overweight person we call “Lazy” is likely afraid of being insulted should they attempt to exercise. Some are afraid of doing things incorrectly—the child called “Lazy” by his  parents is often afraid of being told, yet again, that he’s doing something “Wrong.” There are myriad examples of the same issue, where “laziness” has been caused by fear.

If we are to treat laziness we must come to understand it better. Calling someone “Lazy” is, ironically, a “lazy” understanding of a person’s emotional state. There is always a reason for so-called laziness, and more often than not the reason comes down to fear.

If we are to cure laziness we need first to cure fear. Thankfully, fear has been treated for millennia in all manner of different ways. One of the oldest ways, dating back more than four thousand years, is the practice of meditation.

Meditation: The practice of focussing the mind on the present moment to produce focus, calmness and inner peace.


There are lots of different meditation techniques for laziness.

There are a great many techniques that can be used to cure fear and “Laziness.” They include Zen, Transcendental Meditation Technique, Buddhist techniques and more.

If you want to know more about meditation, take a look at my comprehensive guide to more than 30 different meditation techniques.

All major meditation techniques have already been covered, in detail, in’s guide Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques for Beginners. But there is one technique which is so effective at treating “Laziness” that it merits additional coverage here: Water meditation.

On Water Meditation Technique and How to Do Water Meditation

To view “Laziness” through the eyes of a poet, we might say, “The lazy person is as the stubborn rock in the middle of a stream; they refuse to move even as the water flows all around them.” The “Couch Potato” sits there, unmoving, as life happens around them, much as the rock sits in the centre of the stream, refusing to flow with the tide. If only we could make the lazy person move with the life around them, we would end “Laziness.”

The trick is freeing the lazy person–freeing the rock to move. Or, to be more specific, we must free the mind to move. We must eliminate fear, that great spiritual anchor. Once fear has been lifted the lazy person will find the freedom to be active once more.

Nothing is so free as water, so perhaps it is only fitting that water meditation be so effective at freeing the mind. When we meditate on water, we encourage our minds to let go, to live in the moment, to be free and, as water, to find stillness in motion.



How to do water meditation technique:

Meditating on water is one of the most enjoyable of all meditation techniques. It is immensely relaxing and very rewarding. It is also rather simple. Here’s how to do it.

1)      Find a source of water somewhere quiet. For the perfect technique, try either a fast moving river or waterfalls. Failing these, you may likewise sit beside the bath with the tap on.

2)      Close your eyes for five minutes and listen to the flow of the water. Permit your mind to let go and be one with the flow of the water.

3)      Now open your eyes and watch the water as you listen to it. Imagine the water carrying away your thoughts. Imagine your mind flowing freely with the water.

4)      You may choose to actually get in the water. If you do so, focus on the feeling of the water on your body and ask the water to carry away your stress and concerns.

5)      Continue focussing on the water for a minimum of ten minutes.

6)      Afterwards, say to yourself, “I will flow freely as water.” Make this your mantra for the next week.

Flow freely like water. Let go of fear and apprehension and you will naturally overcome laziness. Water is one of the most powerful forces in the world, constituting more than 75% of the planet and powering nature and life. Find the essence of water in your spirit and you will likewise discover the true power within.



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