On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your focus?
Most people, these days, find it quite difficult to focus on any one thing for a sustained length of time.
If you find focusing challenging and would like to find out how you can develop more focus and concentration, then try this out.
(Read the full article first and then use the image for the exercise.)
Can you focus on the red dot on this image?
How long can you keep your focus on it?
What do you see when you focus on the red dot?
Are you able to focus on it to the exclusion of the rest of the image?
How do you feel when you focus on the red dot on the image?
What are the feelings, emotions, thoughts that come up?
Are they pleasant and peaceful, or do you feel triggered and agitated?
Does it feel challenging to you to stay focused on the red dot?
Do you get easily distracted?
When, where, how, and why does your mind get pulled out of focus?
What kind of thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations, and stimuli interfere with your focus?
If you reflect on those different distractions that came in the way of your focus, you’ll likely find that what you got pulled towards, or got distracted by, is not a coincidence.
Understanding the nature and content of your distractions and what prevents you from focusing is the first step in the process of achieving focus and one-pointedness.
So, why is that so important, and why is it useful and important to focus?
Through focus and one-pointedness, it becomes easier to achieve your intentions and goals, and not to get side-tracked by things that are not as meaningful, important, or fulfilling to you as your core desires and deepest intentions in life.
So how do we remain focused in a world filled with distractions?
By knowing what we deeply and truly want at the very core of our being.
By getting in touch with our soul and what is most meaningful and important to us in this lifetime.
Focus is not only the process of learning to focus more, it’s the process of removing the distractions that make focus challenging.
When you know, deep within your soul, what matters to you most and what has the capacity to bring you the most love, inner peace, and fulfillment, it becomes easy not to get distracted by the things that don’t and to focus on what will.
Alessandrina & Dexter