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I am distracted by the surroundings and at times lose my presence. I think deep down on the perspectives like meaning of life, purpose of life, focus on the one who really are, but get distracted many times.
Read the Satipattana Sutta and the Anatta Lakkhana Sutta and do Satipattana meditation. Examine the things you consider to be the self and see if they are worth taking as a self. As for the inner self, examine if there's anything inside you that is worth considering as a self.
I allow myself to recommend you to look at two books: “The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness” by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and “Zen training” by Katsuki Sekida.
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