What about spiritual procrastination? Things like:
- Tomorrow I am going to meditate for several hours
- This weekend I am going to have a day long silent retreat
- I had some realization, I need to sit and let it soak in
- Tonight, I am not going to watch TV - I will meditate and do yoga until bedtime
Among the many definitions of Zen attributed to Zen Master Seung Sahn, one is "Zen is how you keep your mind, moment to moment." This moment. Not a future moment. The practice is here and now. In all situations, we return to this moment. If we are listening to the thoughts, giving them weight and importance, we cut them off and return to the present. That is the practice. It is not there and then. It is not limited to some cushion by candlelight. It is right where you are.
If Enlightenment isn't in this very moment, where is it?