Tonight I was at an event that had multiple sessions in multiple rooms. When I picked up my belongings and walked to another room for the next session, I slipped my coat on.
But, I wasn’t headed outside, I was headed merely to another room.
Just like the coat, our mind constantly slips into thoughts that aren’t needed. That’s not a big deal so much as not letting those thoughts take us too far from where we need to be.
Most of the time we can simply laugh because we put on a coat when we aren’t going outside! We can slip it off and resume whatever it is that we really mean to do.