The habit of engaging with God and His creations is easily made if you actively refuse to let your mind slip away. The problem is not one of concentration; it is the belief that no one, including yourself, is worth consistent effort. Side with me consistently against this deception, and do not permit this shabby belief to pull you back. The disheartened are useless to themselves and to me, but only the ego can be disheartened. T-4.IV.7: 1 - 4
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
So many people these days in the United States seem to be disheartened. The political animosity and adversity is very high. Egos are at war with each other over just about any issue. Observers ask, “What is going on?” There can be many answers to this question but the most relevant perhaps is the one about the spiritual poverty of the people of the nation. People have let their minds slip away from the unconditional love of God and reside in conditional love which is given only if you think like me. Jesus encourages us to side with Him in unconditional love which is our natural inheritance but to do this we must eschew the ego.