newDharma Talk | Coming Back to What Matters

We’re often distracted by what we’d like the future to hold. Distraction moves our attention away from whatever’s in front of us, and we forget not only the moment we’re in but also ourselves. By doing so we leave our true selves behind. If we face the present, we’ll find there is value–life–in staying right where we are, in coming back to what matters.

It’s nice to think about things you’d like to accomplish. It’s an entirely different thing to allow those thoughts to become distracting and thus actually prevent you from taking the next step. Strangely enough, the next step is all you can ever take. That’s all you can ever do, no matter what. You actually can’t take the step that’s in the future. You can never get to the great task without the small task.

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