This is different from the utterly impossible, perfectionistic anxiety I've had about keeping up with things before. It's so much easier. Much closer to the "unforced rhythms of grace"
I have several important goals I've been working towards with diligence. Yet lately, my motivation and determination have taken a beating. Distractions - personal and from the collective, real and imagined, important and trivial - create an uncomfortable static in my mind. My vision starts to muddle, and I start to doubt myself....Anyone else felt this way recently?
One of the problems with 24/7 news coverage is we can become inundated with horrific images which literally put us into a negative trance...A better move is to be aware, but then shift your focus off the screen, and towards a feeling of compassion....Because compassion comes with the desire to alleviate suffering, it motivates us towards action.