Q: The difficulty of managing the mechanical mind is part of the human constitution. But I find it more active and burdensome in me than in the majority.
That is what everyone thinks about his difficulties — this idea is an effect of tamasic egoism and forms an excuse for not making the necessary effort. What is more in you than in the majority is the entire laziness of the nature in facing the need of dealing with this difficulty. The helplessness is there because of the habit of not using the will. You can use the will obstinately enough when you want to satisfy a desire.
– Sri Aurobindo