Can reading or listening interfere with communion?

Constant reading or watching YouTube or TV or listening to podcasts, etc., dulls spiritual sense and shuts out God. It clutters up consciousness. How can we possibly discern the voice within when the senses are in a state of constant bombardment? How can we hear that still small voice of the One that tells us we are loved of Love, warns us of approaching enemies, guides us in the way?

That constant search for satisfaction, for direction, for inspiration, etc. outside of ourselves is corrected by Jesus: "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." This is a clear indication that the kingdom of God is not an after-life thing, but something we can aspire to here and now, as we pay attention to the voice within, as we are honest to our heart, as we shut out "the accuser" which would condemn us day and night, as we are faithful to the truth we know.

In this secret place of the most High, the cacaphony of the physical senses has ceased, and Immanuel, or "God with us" is felt.