There are many things happening in the world right now; when you try to think about them all at once, your attention fragments, and you quickly become overwhelmed.
There are many tasks that you ‘have to do’ tomorrow at work. When you stare at the list, you fragment your focus, and stall.
When speaking to someone else, and you start to think about what you want, you fragment yourself from the conversation and cease to fully listen.
On the other hand, when we put ourselves aside, we find: the way forward, the power to focus on the task at hand, and true, deeper connections than we ever thought possible.