Unfortunately, I find that maintaining that sense of presence while writing is usually just as hard as maintaining runner’s high while running or maintaining a clear mind while meditating. Transcending self isn’t a permanent achievement, but a process of constant renewal.
So when I write, run, or meditate and my thoughts inevitably get in the way, I try to remind myself that distraction isn’t failure—distraction is an invitation to practice letting go and returning, once again, to that place of simple awareness, that sense of presence.
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