The Essence of Meditation 2
Concentration is at the crux of all human success and endeavor. If you can’t concentrate, you can’t manifest.
Concentration is the ability to keep your awareness on one thing for an extended period of time.
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is the essence of meditation?”
“I thought we were done last time [<link; medium read].”
“To practice something efficiently you need to know exactly what you’re practicing.
What is the structure of the practice?
What is the scope of the practice?
Last time we focused on the structure. The scope however – the why – is equally important. The more specific and inspiring, the better.
I’m meditating because it’s good for me.
That’s terribly vague, and really uninspiring.
I’m meditating because it’s essential training for performing at my best.
I’m meditating because it’s the gateway into Flow, the peak performance state, the optimal state of being.
In meditating, I’m training Concentration and Relaxation, and I’m preparing for Flow.
I call this why-priming [<link; medium read]. You can do it right before meditating, as a form of intention-setting.”
“I like what you did there.”