The enemy is a very good teacher.
May all beings attain happiness. May all beings be free from suffering. May all beings never be separated from joy. May all beings abide in equanimity.
Given that a significant percentage of children suffer from attention deficit problems in today's world, especially in more materially affluent societies, I am told that substantial efforts are being made to understand the faculty of attention and its causal dynamics.
At the rational level, we accept that this is a serious problem that we have to deal with, but at the deeper, emotional level, we are able to keep calm. Like the ocean has many waves on the surface but deep down it is quite calm. This is possible if we know how to develop mental immunity.
Every day, think as you wake up, ‘Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.