An agitation is what causes the mind to become distracted and what it becomes distracted from is the ability to live life aligned with the love of one’s heart provided by the Universe.
The subtle distractions are what the ego uses in the form of our conditioning for its fuel. It needs energy to be in control and it only uses the past and future energies because in the present moment there are no distraction, there’s only the energy of what is. What each and every distraction does is remove the ability to remain in the present moment which removes the ability to love. The objects used for our distractions are what needs to be identified so we don’t give in to their enticing pull. And I say it in this way because without the awareness that these distractions exist, their pull is to enticing not to give in to it.
Even with awareness it’s still very difficult to not give in to this pull. The mind will need to be very quiet to become aware of and overcome these subtle distractions. The nature of the distractions are all the same, but they themselves differ from each other. The very nature of a distraction is to take one from the present moment, that’s how one knows it’s a distraction.
A distraction is not the same as an agitation, they’re similar in nature because they’re both of the ego, but an agitation is what causes the need for a distraction to materialize. If the mind was quiet and was without agitation there wouldn’t be a need to use a distraction, but this will only occur when the ego isn’t in control. The ego is always there, but whether it’s one’s controlling energy is determined by how settled the mind is.
To be without distractions one must learn to quiet their agitations because without an agitation one’s distractions would never arise. When these are non existent the only thing that remains is quietness or peace. So the understanding of this is where one will experience a place of peace, but don’t expect the ego to cooperate because to be without distractions is for the ego to relinquish its control. I can guarantee you this, the ego will not relinquish its control quietly, but with awareness of this, one doesn’t have to give it the energy it needs to be in control by giving into the agitations of a mind that creates ones distractions.