“Distractions! Let them come. Let them be. Let them go.”
—Culadasa, former director of the Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha
How many people and things are competing for your attention each day?
How many are welcome, and how many divert you from your desired paths?
Where and how do you have control — or at least significant influence — on what enters your direct and peripheral attention?
Imagine you were a healthcare professional in an emergency department, caring for people who showed up at the door. How would you triage individuals with critical needs versus those with only minor difficulties?
In each case, determining who gets immediate care and admitted to the hospital and who gets sent home is what’s important.
How do you triage the distractions that enter your world?
How would your own mental and physical health benefit from a more clearly defined method to do this?