To have a good life you should have a meaningful long-term project. But you can’t stay with one since you’re so distracted with many good things that life has offered. But the real distraction is not so much on the outside as much as in the inside. For the chatter in our mind is the real culprit. While there are ways to overcome it, we’re likely have to live with it since relapse is a given. Therefor the strategy is moved from offensive into co-existence. From achieving a state of mind into navigating the muddy water charter. And there is no answer to that. You will have to improvise throughout your life. But this is not to be frowned upon for — maybe — the very experience is a part and parcel of being alive. That you feel therefore you’re here.
To make life worthy of an endeavor we should have a long-term meaningful project. And because of distraction we had outside — but more importantly on the inside — we cannot stay with anything that requires more than seconds of attentions. As the result we are not happy even when showered with a lot of convenience, safety, and exotic entertainment that the modern society provided.
To capture back a life worth living, we should be able to say no to excessive goodness. And that goes the way back to the real distraction: the physiological distraction on the inside. That chatter that never stop — and it does never ever — that we should learn to live with it. Not to fight it. To made peace with it. To coexist. Some would say that means letting the voice speak up but not getting driven by it. That you could achieved it through meditation. But it might not be that simple for what can be done easily in the hour would be an altogether different beast when it comes to sustaining it in years. Whatever that is, we know now the issue, the goal, and we should delivered it in one way or another. Do trial, tried what’s proven, tried what’s sounds crazy, repeat what works, break what works and find something better. Perhaps, the very trying itself is the very journey we called life. And it is a mistake worth making. Life is.