It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.
Josh Korda on what his irritating meditation partner taught him about being with aversion and overcoming anger.
Anita Feng shares how to stop going back and forth between drowsiness and “monkey mind.”
The Buddha called recollection “the only way.” Quite simply, recollection is remembering to establish the attention with full awareness on the present.
A mysterious beast captures your attention. Is it distracting you or calling you? It can be hard to tell, says Zen teacher John Tarrant, what’s distraction and what could have real meaning for your life. Either way, there’s no going back.
Are we so distracted that we can no longer pay attention to where we are and where we’re going? Margaret Wheatley says we better unplug soon.
Jenna Hollenstein explores how and why she quit drinking, one of many distractions she was using to remove herself from the present moment.
“Beware the tendencies that hinder your awareness,” says Gil Fronsdal.