Absorbed and engaged are the soul's idea of having it made. It gets to be a problem if we are only absorbed and engaged drinking beer at the beach, sitting before a slot machine in Las Vegas, smoking pot, gorging on one of sugar's ten thousand delivery systems, or lost in any one of the 10,000 escapes and addictions. Is it an escape/addiction, or is it an avenue of enlightenment? Where does that line lie? Since we are never more than a slight shift in perspective from one or the other, it could be either/or with anything, depending on our frame of mind and openness to the time and place, here and now, moment and mode of our living. The Path always begins under our feet wherever they might be. All it takes is opening our eyes, seeing what we look at, and walking with awareness, absorption and engagement, step-by-step, moment-by-moment, situation-by-situation, day-by-day for the rest of our life.