Distraction can either sharpen our focus or point to our desires.
If we’re lucky, it does both.
Distraction enters our lives through doorways of email, phone calls, social media, that haunting book, that fresh creative thought, that new opportunity. These “knocks on the door” call on our clarity, our choice of presence. How much time do we give them? How much do we hold on to? When inspired by the overwhelming “out thereness” of distraction do we neglect what we already carry “in here”?
Can you identify that alluring distraction when it shows up and what desire takes over your heart? Can you simply acknowledge and say “Hello you precious, pretty thing. I see you. Right now I am focused but we will meet again in time.” Or, can you just let it go?