Karma-yoga simply means putting heart into whatever we do which means doing one thing at a time with 100% attention not wondering about, “What next?”.
बड़े बढ़ाई ना करें बड़े ना बोलें बोल,
रहिमन हीरा कब कहे लाख टका मेरा मोल|
Living in the present means living through the 5 senses and not allowing mind to take control. When mind takes control, there is too much repetition of thoughts which drains lot of energy and the experience of bliss is lost.
A spiritual practice can be derived taking a clue from Gita 8.7 (all the time remember Me and fight as well) about how to live life though not in the strict sense of the words. While doing any activity keep on living (paying attention) through your senses every now and then. This way, mind will not be able to take over you easily.
The fear that computers would rule the world one day is a reality even now. This is due to the fact that most of us are identified* with the body-mind complex which is like a computer. Brain is like the hardware of a highly evolved computer and mind is like software controlling everything. So, it is mind that rules the world, not us.
*Identified means that, “I” is attached to it.
Karma Yoga – Let me just live in this moment fully doing my dharma (duty). The results of my actions are not in my hands.
Jnana Yoga – Body is separate from me. Nature is doing everything. I am pure consciousness which is not the doer.