Distractions Will Kill
You would not climb this peak while distracted about making a text.
Distractions just plain kill.
We all have an inner being. That inner being needs our attention for us to live a real and healthy life. Distractions cause us to not feed that inner being and it withers and dies and we are left with a shell of ourselves. And that shell carries on in the physical of our being. In this sense the distractions of the world kills us from the outside to the inside. It is a sad truth that many of us walk around quite literally like zombies, dead on the inside but still moving our bodies through the paces of life. Oh let us be kind to ourselves and let us say that sometimes we move around like zombies.
How can we avoid this problem? We can be in the moment. Just consider driving. We should all drive like an expert car racer. Oh no not fast like that but in the moment like that. All focus and attention is on the drive. Hyper vigilance and full awareness of the moment and what is going on around us, yet a steady calmness on the inside. An alertness that does not let us vary from the purpose of the moment. We should also love like that.
If we concentrate on a task at hand then we are in a meditative and healthy state. And that state feeds the inner self and creates a balance with the outer world and we become better within ourselves. And this is good and noble, for the better we are to ourselves the better we can be for others and for other causes.
Just a delightful meditation piece. Truly there is magnificence.
How about you?
Are you more often than not distracted?
Take a look at pro athletes.
Just imagine yourself as a professional baseball player. It is your job to take a bat and hit a small ball coming at you at 90 plus miles per hour. The total control necessary is remarkable. The absolute concentration is nothing less than amazing. Do you think you could do that? Do you think you could clear your mind of shopping lists, meetings and appointments and chores long enough to smack that ball? Well that is the epitome of being mindful. And we should give no less attention when we do things that can kill. And remember we are not just talking about killing the physical but also the inner self.
Think of any physical challenge like that. There is no time to think, only time to react and to go on what has become total muscle recall that transacts within a fraction of a second. Well let me assure you that being with a small child should have no less of your attention. And driving your car and 50 plus miles per hour should have your complete devotion for the time in which you do it. Certainly cooking a meal or writing for publication should get the same attention. And then why not just taking a shower or gardening or doing laundry.
The piano tuner must have full concentration on the senses.
Some scripture that helps us get a handle on the point here.
I would hope that the wonderful best selling book of all time might shed some insight. These were provided by a wonderful preacher man preaching on this same subject.
"And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful." Mark 4:7, 18-19
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:1-2).
We would hope that these two writings help us to see the wisdom of living in the moment and not letting worldly care distract us from the main goal at hand.
This little boy is totally confused.
You are not getting out of this hub without my constant rant. Distracted driving kills 10's of thousands of people each year. It is estimated that over 250,000 people are injured each year by distracted drivers in the United States alone. Texting and talking on the phone are the major culprits. We are not talking about doing something shameful or wrongful, we are talking about doing something deadly. You would not shoot a gun around people while texting. So why shoot your vehicle at people while you are texting. Please stay safe and do not risk the lives of my children so you can do something completely selfish.
I did not write this article while distracted. Of course this does not apply to the scripture that I copied.
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