Concentrate on What You Are Doing!In the parable, the monk makes the mistake of trying to wonder about distant theological questions while there is still work to be done right in front of him. His head is so far in the clouds that he can't see his own two feet. We often make this mistake in our daily lives, and in our fiction as well. We're so worried about the climax that we don't give the scene we're currently working on enough attention, or we know the big abstract things about our characters, like their religion and their greatest fear, but not how they take their tea or what songs they sing in the shower. These immediate things are what give readers a more genuine experience of your characters' inner lives.