- How To Focus Your Attention
Attention is often scattered in
today's society. With so many external influences it is difficult for
many people to remained focused and centered.
The main reason why it is difficult to remain
is because there are so many external influences that are wanting our
attention. For example, if you turn on the TV then you are bombarded
with advertisements, the latest fads, celebrity gossip and horrific
news from around the world.
Likewise if you go into a shopping center. There is the background
music, hundreds of shops with advertisements and special offers, other
shoppers to 'people watch' on and a lot of background noise.
- focus your awareness within
there are a lot of people who find it difficult to focus their
attention and awareness with so much going on.
it is not the individual's fault that they get so distracted. Society
has created a momentum and people are naturally going with the flow of
naturally they are getting distracted with the latest fads and becoming
obsessed with the latest fashions and gossip that is prevalent within
there is another way for you to re-focus your attention so that
it serves you.
- allow your focus to go within
every individual there is only so much attention they have to give. If
you think of your attention like a full circle, then that is how much
attention you have. That is 100% of your attention.
if you are turning on a tap in the kitchen then some of your attention
will go to turning on the tap, say 25%. That means you have only say
75% of your attention to give to other things at that moment in time,
such as a conversation you are being a part of or perhaps thinking
about planning your day.
if you have a lot of things going on in your life then your attention
will be going outwards to a lot of different situations simultaneously.
When this happens people start to feel scattered. It is different for
different people because some people have been brought up to handle a
number of situations at the same time. This is where multi-tasking
comes into play.
when you have a lot of different things going on at the same time, then
your attention and awareness is divided between those different tasks.
Likewise if there are a lot of distractions such as being in a shopping
center or watching the television. Your awareness will be split
outwards towards many different things at the same time. No wonder
people often feel a sense of being scattered in the external world
because of all the distractions.
with all of the distractions in daily life how do we again find our
probably the most important point is to go inwards to your heart
center. Your heart center is located within the middle of your breast
bone. It is about the size of a golf ball.
do this, simply find a quiet place where you can be by yourself and
place your attention and awareness on the feeling within the middle of
your chest. Personally I find it helps to place my fingers on my heart
center in order to feel it more.
heart center is where your guidance system originates from in the
physical form. There are other guidance systems such as 'source' which
is a force that guides all things, however in the felt physical form
your main guidance system is your heart center.
you place your awareness on your heart center you will probably feel a
slight tug. This will probably feel similar to the
pull of a spider web against your heart center. It is a subtle pull
within your heart center.
pull is the force that guides you through life.
if you instead place your attention and awareness on the pull of your
heart center then you will instead start living a life from the inside
out. Instead of being distracted by all of the external influences then
you will instead be guided from your internal guidance system.
that means is that instead of jumping from one thing to the next you
will instead be aligning with your heart center and taking actions from
there. When you start taking actions from your heart center you will
naturally start to find that there is only one path that your heart
wants you to take. Then all other paths will naturally drop away.
example, when I started listening to my heart center then I naturally
started being lead into the bush. This lead me further into having a
number of spiritual experiences of being connected to a force beyond
the physical realm that I like to call 'source'.
when I listen to and get guided by my heart center all I am being lead
to do is to 'connect people with source in nature'. This is all my
heart center want me to do and this is where my attention has naturally
can probably see that when you place your attention and awareness on
your heart center then you will become more 'centered'. So rather than
being distracted by the external influences, they naturally drop away
and you will instead be living your life from the inside out.
only does this allow you the ability to focus your attention on the
things that are important to you but it also brings about a greater
sense of well being.
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