"Focus is what gives Light/Mind Power"
Focus is about being in the Present Moment rather than letting our wandering thoughts take us away from what we are doing.
When we are not in focus we are not in control. When we are not in control, the Mind will wander.
In the extreme, when we are not in control of our Wandering Mind - when our mind is so easily distracted by thoughts and emotions - the wandering thoughts can dominate our lives. When we let our Mind become our Masters we will no longer be The Creator of our lives.
Focus In Depth
"When one focuses on too many things, then one will lack focus"
Our mind is like light. When it is scattered then it will lose its intensity and power. However when there is focus, then the Light will be able to shine with all its intensity and glory.
As we are in essence consciousness, Focus is what gives us power in the realm of consciousness energy and this is important because it is from this energy that we use to create and express ourselves. When our mind is strong and focused we will then have the power to achieve/manifest all our desires.
Focus can also be defined as the power of intent and will, to achieve a goal without wavering. How well we can focus on a particular thing can be simply be tested by how long we can focus on something.
Realize that It is not possible to focus for a long time when the mind is wandering so it's important to address the wandering thoughts!
Importance Of Addressing Un-focused Mind.
A scattered mind can make us move from one task to another. What happens is that everything can end up half-incomplete.
When the Mind wanders, a lot of energy is actually being expended in "wandering" "worrying" "regretting" “daydreaming” etc. and this can lead to over-stimulation, fatigue and inefficiency.
Do you often do many tasks at once rather than just focusing on one task?
It can also lead to severe depression because when the Mind is cluttered with thoughts it will no longer be able to appreciate the Present as Is. In fact, with an unfocused mind, each experience will seem clouded, dark and hazy as The Self will not be able to absorb the totality of each experience in full clarity.
A Wandering Mind and this can also destroy greatly the quality of sleep.
It is by developing Focus that one can gain back strength and clarity in one’s Life. One will no longer be in a confusion as to what is going on. One will not easily become over-reactive and fearful when things go out of hand in life.
Path Of Creator
Focus In Relation To The Path Of Creator
It is quicker to reach a destination when our Mind is focused on the destination. A wandering Mind can take us to go around in circles before reaching there. Thus it is important to have a focused Mind if we wish to accelerate our journey towards greater Happiness.
An Unfocused Mind is a Suffering State.
It is not a state of Happiness rather it is a state of Limitation.
Most people may fall into the illusion that a wandering mind is a happy state because of the excitement it can bring to the mind unaware of the negative effects of such stimulation can have on the mind.
What can cause an Unfocused Mind?
What we will find is that the Mind will begin to wander when one is experiencing some sort of suffering and pain, or rejecting the present moment because of a craving for another moment.
And as The Seed Cause of all forms of Sufferings come from Negative Ideas, let us look at how we can address the issues of an Uncofused Mind at a deeper level.
At The Idea Level
Externally, the Mind can become stimulated through participating in stimulating activities which make the mind reactive. Internally the mind can become stimulated through constantly thinking about things, worries, plans, job, stress etc. A stimulated mind is an unfocused mind, because thoughts within will be scattered with many other thoughts.
When the Mind is in an unfocused state, it is actually in a state of Rejection, i.e. when we are unfocused on what is happening in front of us we are actually in the state of rejection towards the experience that is happening right in front of us.
The Mind can also be in such a state when it is experiencing many Fears i.e. the fear of bungee jumping, talking to people, of making mistakes.
Thus by simply working on developing Stillness and Transforming one’s Sufferings, naturally the issues of an unfocused Mind will naturally resolve itself. And to work on Stillness, one can simply do less throughout the day rather than always pile up one’s day with multitude of things to do or multi-task all the time (which can greatly stimulate the Mind). Working on one thing at a time can help one with developing focus in life.
The destination is simply to become a master of oneself rather than letting the wandering mind dominate our lives.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
When one begins on the Path one will become a bit confused as to “What to focus?” when one is doing a particular task.
In such a scenario, simply release oneself from the confusion by simply working on staying Present and Grounded rather than Wandering in the Mind. Tell yourself that you will commit to doing your best on the task at hand and any thought that comes to the mind should be related to the thing that you are currently doing.
The Creator's Meditation / VipassanaLink here
In the meditation, when you focus on the body journey and trying your best not to wander off, you are developing focus. Of course if the Mind is in a state of stimulation one will encounter many moments when one will wander off.
The point here is in learning how to pull back oneself into a grounded state and refocus on their body journey when the mind begins to wander. And the more one does and simply observes the experience the more the Mind will be released from a stimulated state and wander less and less. This is how we train the mind to listen us - by giving it instructions and making sure it follows.
Know and Transform The Self!
Try the 22 Days Creators Meditation Course to develop greater focus and clarity of the mind. In these 22 days you will learn how to be Still, and focused through the practice of Vipassana Meditation. And what you practice in meditation will eventually flow into your daily life