Understanding how the mind works can strengthen focused attention, clear away distractions, organize priorities, and reduce the destructive forces of craving, aversion, and delusion. “These time-tested methods for overcoming distractions are needed more than ever,” writes Catherine.
Buddhist teachings can aid us in finding calm in all aspects of life. In the classic Zen book Beginner’s Mind, Suzuki Roshi explained that real calmness should be found in activity itself.
“It is easy to have calmness in inactivity; it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness.”