Saturday, July 05, 2014
Attention Without Tension = Achievement
Concentration means to hold your attention without tension. It takes great effort to hold your attention and then it takes strength, balance and flexibility to hold your attention without tension.
With concentration there is effort. There is conscious thought but not that of mental activity. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. It takes effort to keep your mind from wandering. It takes effort to release the body-mind from tension and stress. But notice if you begin to apply a little effort to the attention of your breath your body-mind will relax and you experience inner balance, strength and quietude. The tension in your body-mind will be removed.
As you go about your daily life consciously choose where best to apply your attention. Hold it with inner strength, balance and flexibility and you will consciously have mastered the art of concentration. When you master attention without tension you will be able to achieve anything you desire.