Losing yourself while working hard

Are You Losing Yourself in the Pursuit of Hard Work?


From an early age, we are taught that hard work is a virtue, something to be proud of. Yet, allowing ourselves some downtime is often misconstrued as laziness, inadequacy, or even guilt-inducing. Today's blog explores how the relentless pace of life and continuous hard work can lead us to lose touch with our spiritual growth.


Are You Losing Yourself in the Pursuit of Hard Work?

"Work hard," "Hard work pays off," "The harder you work, the more you get"—how often have you heard these phrases and how much do you believe in them? According to a recent survey, Americans prioritize hard work (94%) above all else, including self-fulfillment (91%), marriage (70%), patriotism (73%), and religion (60%).



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Younger generations seem to have it easier, recognizing that "working smart" brings more benefits than "working hard." However, older generations still hold a deep-rooted belief that they must work incessantly. Another concept intertwined with hard work is multitasking. Companies often seek candidates who can multitask and frequently ask about this during interviews. Yet, true multitasking is a myth; our brains can only focus on one thing at a time. Trying to think of two different things simultaneously is impossible, thus multitasking often degrades the quality of our work.


The Need for Reflection and Slowing Down

If your life is geared towards productivity, you'll notice that the best ideas often come when you are relaxed. In these moments, you allow your Higher Self to speak and guide you. The famous exclamation "Eureka!" made by Archimedes when he discovered the principle that bears his name, occurred while he was taking a relaxing bath, not while stressed at his desk.

Our society is generally exhausted, running on almost empty tank. When we're tired, we become more sensitive—not to positive emotions like love or compassion, but to negative ones like fear, anger, and resentment. A brief rest could recharge our batteries, but instead, we get trapped in bad moods and emotional turmoil.

The more we chase after work and constant stimulation, the more we actually run from ourselves and our feelings. Blaise Pascal, the French philosopher, noted, "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." Try sitting alone in a room for 20 minutes without distractions. Do not turn on music, do not check your email, do not analyze the room you are sitting in. Simply pay attention only to your feelings and thoughts. You will quickly notice how uncomfortable this feeling is. In one experiment, half of the participants chose a mild electric shock just to be able to leave the room and not be alone with their own thoughts.


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To advance spiritually, you must allow yourself moments of stillness, listening to your feelings and thoughts. You might call it being lazy, unproductive, or a waste of time, but I call it meeting with your Higher Self, the most important time in your daily routine. These moments of doing nothing and avoiding distractions help you become acquainted with your unresolved emotional wounds. In a state of total relaxation, your inner voice will tell you whom to forgive, how to take better care of yourself, and how to solve long-standing problems. Within each of us is a small child whose needs we often ignore because we are too busy with relentless toil. And then we are surprised when a heart attack strikes or when other physical ailments develop because we haven't attended to our emotions.


The Role of Hard Work in Emotional Escape

Some people choose continuous hard work to escape the emotional pain caused by spirits that have attached themselves to their energetic field. At times, spirits can overwhelm a person with such intense negative emotions that it feels unbearable. The idea then arises to physically exhaust oneself to collapse from fatigue and temporarily not feel the emotional torment. Unfortunately, the cycle restarts the next morning. For more on how spirits can influence our lives, visit our page on common symptoms of spirit attachment. 

One of our life's goals is continuous self-discovery, which isn't possible amidst daily chaos. So, slow down, brew your favorite tea, and start listening to what your inner voice has to say. As you embark on this journey of inward listening, you'll find that the tumult of the outer world diminishes, allowing you to connect more deeply with your true self. Embrace this practice regularly, and you'll discover a path to inner peace and clarity that enriches every aspect of your life.



About the Author:

Marianna oversees the daily operations of The Dr. Wanda Pratnicka Center, skillfully advising staff members on guiding clients through the spirit removal process. Her efforts extend beyond management; she is dedicated to raising awareness about the phenomenon of spirit possession, utilizing various platforms including events, books, and digital media. In her leisure time, Marianna delights in gardening, immerses herself in reading, and explores new natural wonders.


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1. You can find more information about common symptoms of spirit attachment / possession here:


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