real life is a phantom

"I agree with C. S. Lewis, who says that interruptions often are our work. As he puts it, “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life — the life God is sending one day by day; what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination"

Matthew Perman, What's best next?