I think we can all agree we live in an age of distraction. When we’re at home, we’re thinking about all the chores we need to do. When we’re at work, we’re dreaming about taking a vacation. When we’re on vacation we fretting about all the work that’s piling up on our desks while we’re away. We are so wrapped up in what’s either about to happen or what already happened that there’s absolutely no way for us to just exist where we are at that moment, because as the Buddhists say, our “monkey minds” are too unsettled and restless ricocheting from thought to thought like troops of monkeys swinging from tree to tree.