An outside view uses distractions based on the senses that attach to the material world. An inside view has no such attachment and is based in the eternal, in love; there are no distractions with an inside view…
Regardless of what the mind uses as a distraction, the one thing they all have in common are they’re designed to take you from the present because a belief is formed that somewhere else is a better place. Lets look how the mind uses future mind patterns as distractions and although their nature is the same as past distractions, they are different in how the mind uses them.
Have you ever thought I can’t wait until I retire, or if my boss was different, if only I could change jobs, my spouse, my circumstances, if only, if only, if only. This is the distraction of the if only mind; a mind conditioned to constantly look to the future. This distraction tells you things need to be different and when they are then you’ll be happy, this distraction only occurs because you don’t know how to be content with yourself in the here and now. It’s truly mind boggling how it seems our entire struggle with life is to find peace and we look in all the places except in the only place that it exist, the present. When you are content with the way things are in the present, no distractions occur and there is no need to look outside the present because you have what you were looking for; when you stop looking, you stop being distracted.
Please take the time to investigate this so you can understand the nature of your distractions. There would never be a need for the mind to be distracted if you were content with the present. This doesn’t mean you don’t do things that makes life more beneficial, but your sense of well-being shouldn’t be based on anything from the outside. An outside base uses distractions from the material world. An inside base uses things that are eternal, of love, of Universal Energy, and it’s the inside view that doesn’t need to look to the future because there’s contentment with life right now.