On Building Concentration (NEW VIDEO)
———— From the Reader Mailbag ————
As I was trying on some of the concepts, I realized my biggest distraction are my own thoughts. It’s easy for me to eliminate physical distractions, but I’m confused about how to handle my own mental and emotional ones…any thoughts??? Thanks for your time.
Peace & Blessings.” ~ K.T. from Oakland, CA
———— My Response ————
“Basically, you’re talking about building concentration…you took the show’s advice a step forward by bringing it to the mental plane, so I’m glad to hear from you.
Concentration is a muscle to develop: it gets stronger the more you set up situations that intrinsically force it to do so.
Like with physical muscles, you train your concentration by exercising it PAST it’s normal comfort zone, and then allowing yourself a period to rest (the renewal period is key). So cycle back and forth between training your concentration by force, and then relieving it to relax and go as it may…
- reading (physical books, not online),
- writing, and
…some of the stronger concentration demands, but you might have other things in mind.
However, one of the first things I do when I get up is let my mind wander. Like you, I love to just sit there and think, it’s therapeutic.
DO NOT fall into the trap of thinking that your natural capacity to wonder is a bad thing, because it’s a gift (my work wouldn’t exist without it). Just know that – like a child – it needs recreational time AND disciplined time.
Here’s a few old-school blog posts that go more in depth…
Enjoy, let me know what you think and I’ll get back at you soon…
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