Distraction is epidemic. You don't have to look at the driver texting in the car beside you to witness this truth. You are distracted--much more than you'd like to be. Real focus, concentration, and the kind of awareness that brings us back to our senses spiritually, bringing us happiness and meaning, requires some degree of relinquishment.

In this interview, John Gabel talks about what relinquishment means in his life and how this neglected spiritual practice is enriching his daily experience.