Distractions

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Flamingos, Kenya
Photograph by Gina Pflegervu, My Shot
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Distractions may not be distractions, if we forget to judge them.
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Example: A plane flying overhead could break our concentration, or we could use it for our benefit.
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Follow the sound as it grows to its maximum decibel level, then concentrate as the sound fades. How far, how long can you follow that plane as the sounds fades.
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Now, notice how quiet it seems after the planes disappears.
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It seems quieter, but in reality, it is the same decibel level as before the plane entered our consciousness. Bring awareness to this phenomena.
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A perfectly quiet room is not a prerequisite for a strong mindfulness sit.
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In fact, we can explore and challenge our focus by trying to meditate in public, in an airport or in a train station.
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We can meditate in almost any environment with practice.
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