Flip flop, flip flop the sound of someone walking
Another noise, another distraction
Nice & easy
The toilette flushes, yet another sound
Away with my worries
Distractions are simply a part of life. We learn through practice to focus our attention and energy in a productive and positive direction. We continue to bring our attention back to our focal point, our breath, an affirmation, a task at hand, whatever it maybe we come back time and time again. We learn to detach from our senses, so that what we experience through them does not steal are attention away from our breath. We give attention to our thoughts and let them pass. We remain open to insights, awarenesses and creative ideas and we return to the breath. When a thought captures our attention we note it and gently redirect our focus back to the breath. Time and time again we return to the breath and the present moment and we give ourselves fully to whomever or whatever we are doing at that moment. It truly is that simple, with awareness and practice it gets easier to disregard distractions and follow the breath (or to complete a task). It isn’t always easy, just keep it simple and ease will come!