Ramana recently put the old and valuable wisdom of the mystic who dreamed he was a butterfly and then awakened to wonder if he was a man who had dreamed he was a butterfly or whether he was a butterfly now dreaming he was a man.
Einstein said that relativity was a statement of all that is relative to your frame of reference. Although his theory becomes complex, the underlying theme was that he was really uncovering that which was truly irrelative regardless of the point of view.
And such is my view of distraction. Am I distracted these days because I have so many people needs during my work time or am I distracted because I have so much work during necessary people time? It is a beautiful example of relativity. It depends upon the frame of reference and the frame of reference chosen depends upon what a person values and what necessities life presents. I value the people, but supporting them and myself requires taking care of economic necessities. I value taking care of my own needs as much as possible so that I don't become a burden to others, but diverting to people are personal necessities. So, am I a man or a butterfly?
No wonder Vonnegut summed the universal meaning as "Busy, busy, busy."
There was a time when I had extra time laying around, when I needed to fill it with meaning. So, I started a blog and started expressing. Then I became acquainted with others in the blogging community that I found myself attracted to for the understandings of the world they expressed. So, I had this bright idea that maybe we could form a consortium of friends expressing on the same topic each week. It was a great idea and has worked out marvelously.
Then life intervened and loaded me up with care giving and business. From my perspective, it all makes sense. That means I only post one blog posting a week in honor of those friends that I love and respect yet take time with those in need of my assist in one sense or another.
So life goes full circle. Am I a distracted blogger or am I a distracted businessman or am I a distracted caregiver or am I a distracted mate?
Who cares? Life is what it is and life is good! Isn't that the true irrelative answer, the level at which none of it is distraction?