I'm very distracted - my younger son is in town for the holidays - my elder son is still working out the kinks in his family - I have clients who are in a state of crisis - my house is messy and folks are coming to visit who haven't been before and who I don't know well (and you know what that means) - the tree is up and that make me feel much the same as when my nails are freshly polished - like everything is prone to insecurity.
When I sat down on my cushion this morning and drew a Lojong slogan card to contemplate it said 'If you can practice while distracted you are well trained'. Right.
Today, before my youngest son comes, and before I make up yet another shopping list (food), and before I check out the two sets of gifts yet to give (Canadian Babes gathering and Gomish- go here to find out about this holiday) I am going to work on my novel. Although chaos is reigning supreme I will practice my craft - I have an idea that I want to get down while it is hot in my brain pan.
Today's challenge is to carefully and fearlessly examine what excuses you come up with to not practice your craft. When you do that - decide that you will say the following words out loud:
"Even though I am distracted by X, I will sit down and write (draw, paint, create) for an hour. I will ignore my distractions by gently bringing my focus back to my work. All my distractions will wait for me or hopefully get lost!"
Let me know how it goes...