Saturday, August 30, 2014
Yoga today - The Third Secret to Concentration
The first secret is to be able to gently pull your mind back to the object of concentration. It is the nature of the mind to drift. We must learn to consciously and gently pull the mind back.
The second secret to concentration is the ability to hold your mind to the object without adding details. Remove the details of what makes you happy and just focus on happiness.
The third secret to concentration is the mode of return. Let’s close our eyes and focus on happiness. What makes you happy? Observe the mind wander and fill in the details. Now gently bring the mind back to the object of concentration; the feeling of pure happiness. Sit for a moment and feel happiness. Don’t be concerned if the mind begins to fill in details. It is the nature of the mind to wander. If we follow the details gently and then bring the mind back to the experience of pure happiness we have completed the cycle known as the mode of return. We have learned how to gently bring the mind back and experience happiness independent of anything.
It is not how long you practice, but how you practice that brings health, happiness and peace to the body, the mind and the soul.