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Concentration

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There are times when our concentration is so profound the world diminishes into a background vagueness such that very little will let the world intrude upon us. Total concentration takes us to that place and can be a gift but can also be a bane or a danger. When we concentrate deeply we are likely to achieve the results we’re looking for and subsequently feel pride and a great sense of accomplishment. However, we may have sustained some injury or have missed some important signals that have changed things we care about or have changed the outcome of our efforts. Great and intense concentration is needed, though, to perform many tasks and to be able to connect our world’s many dots into an intelligent whole.  With the pluses and the minuses having so much meaning it makes it very difficult to know or learn how to balance maximum concentration with enough peripheral awareness that you don’t get blindsided. Room should be made in the back of any concentrator’s mind to register anything awry on the sensory or subliminal level; with these back of the mind sentries in place you’re free to give all your concentration and the bulk of your attention to your current endeavor. This is not easy to do, but can be done with practice or necessity; parents get trained very rapidly. The benefits outweigh the effort of the learning process; total concentration is a magical tool with untold uses. Wouldn’t you like to learn to use a difficult tool for difficult tasks?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

8 thoughts on “Concentration

  1. is not a secret that I have a big problem with concentration, it is a hard task for my. For now my main thing has been learning to concentrate, because I’m always with too many things in my head and I can’t put more concentration on what I need. I wish I can at least learn the minimum, focus on one thing only!!

  2. I can’t concentrate on what I was supposed to be saying.

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