Originally Posted by Cado
It makes perfect sense. It's self-preservation on the part of ego. Consistency will be the death of it so it uses endurance as a mark of pride and uses distraction to prevent you from digging deep enough to root your confidence in deeper soil.
I think you're right about this. When I first started practising and appreciating silence and stillness, the mind tried it's best to distract me and find something to listen to or read or watch, and it took some time before those impulses became more background music.
That's why endurance is so crucial-consistency will no doubt bring every latent struggle to the surface. A distracted mind is never that way just because, there's always something it's intent on avoiding. I can't speak for lightworking but in darkworking that is the first thing we must confront.
It's usually something I am feeling or some issue that I don't want to look at right away or deal with, and I revert to old habits of coping. Tapping has helped with this though.