Daily Dose for the Soul

Building your concentration, the most important aspect of a good meditation, is like walking on water. But once you know where the stones are, it becomes a lot easier to do so. Concentration is focus with precision, one careful step at a time, one moment at a time. The only way to retain your concentration is by retaining it in this moment, the present moment, and then the next moment, and the next and so on. If you maintain the sharpness of your concentration from one moment to the next, you stand to gain extraordinary rewards from meditation.

In our current world where you have millions on websites and mobile apps, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Twitter and other distractions, achieving concentration is more difficult than it has ever been in the history of our race. Yet, if you wish to meditate, you have to go back to the basics, to an ancient lifestyle, frugal and simple. This lifestyle is not to be followed necessarily at all times (good if you do that though) but certainly while you meditate.

Becoming a good meditator requires great concentration and to become a great meditator requires supreme concentration. Concentration, especially one pointed concentration, comes with practice. Quality of practice leads to abundance of results. Please note the term “one pointed concentration”. This is the primary form of concentration we are concerned with.

Reference : A Million Thoughts. Om Swami.

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  1. drpassenger says:

    lovely… and the continuity is the hardest thing that human suffers now a days due to those distractions i guess.. keep sharing and good morning..

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    1. GS says:

      Consistency is what really makes a meditation practice work. It’s far more powerful to meditate 10 minutes a day than to meditate for 60 minutes once a week. Consistency is what lets meditation really seep into your mind and make a lasting impact.

      Yet a lot of people struggle with consistency. They might start off excited by the idea of meditating, then find themselves slipping after a few days or weeks. Others find they’re able to meditate sometimes, but have trouble making it a part of their daily lives. Keep at it.

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  2. I love this idea. I am trying to get back in to meditating. I really enjoy it. Its good for the soul and the mind.

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    1. GS says:

      That is wonderful When we think of meditation, we usually think of a formal meditation, in which the meditator sits quietly for a designated amount of time, say 20-40 minutes, focusing on the breath or another object of contemplation. In mindfulness meditation, when upsetting thoughts, sensations, or feelings interfere, as they always do, experienced meditators learn to notice them, let them pass by, and then return to paying attention to the breath.

      Evidence for the benefits of mindfulness meditation continues to pile up. Numerous studies suggest that meditating can improve heart health and mental health, boost immune response, lower stress, decrease blood pressure, improve healthy aging of cells, and much more. In fact, a recent study indicated that meditation could be just as beneficial as a vacation, but with longer-lasting effects.

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