Distractions


The Contemplative Path

There will always be distractions

Things that call me

And pull me away

They swing in and out of my mind

Like monkeys in a tree

Just when I least expect them

There one is, seeming to laugh at me

Challenging me

Seeming to get in the way

Of what I am seeking to do

And yet these are natural

Part of life

And there is no ill intent

I only have to learn how to deal with them

Let them be

Do not fight them

Realise the naturalness of this process

And let them fly in and out

Do not give them more attention than they deserve

It is what I choose to focus on that matters

Help me Lord to focus always on Your Love

And to seek Your Way in my life

Let Your Peace be in me

So that whatever comes

And whatever goes

They are…

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