The “royal practice” of overcoming distraction.

“To transcend duality is the kingly view. To conquer distractions is a royal practice.”
Osho, The Book of Tantra


Most of us approach distraction as a time management issue—how we wrangle our to-do list and hit our goals. But when you zoom out and look at it esoterically, it
snaps your priorities into place, and fast. Here it is:

Anything that is not aligned with the True You, is distraction.

Anything (person, place, gig, idea, arrangement, obligation, practice, policy…) that does not resonate with your deep heart… is distraction.

Activity that pulls you away from your true strengths… is distraction.

Thoughts that do not sync with your deep trust… is distraction.

Relationships that do not support your full potential… distraction.

All the opposites of your pleasure, your strength, your truth… distraction.


Distraction is inevitable, it’s essential, even, because we learn through contrast. Distraction is a gear that we grind to move forward.
We’re focused, then we get pulled out (sometimes for years at a time), then we re-focus. That’s life.

The “royal practice” is to keep coming back to your Soul power. It’s demanding work—all the no thank you’s you’ll have to say, and the mid-course correcting, and the departures, and the courageous beginnings. It makes Queens and Kings of us—the truly devoted few who call distractions for what they are: not the Truth. And get on with Truthing.


 

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