All of us has had someone tell us that we need to focus. It may have even been ourselves that we had a little self talk “Focus, Focus, Focus”. So what is focus other than looking and listening with intensity. This is what we teach our young children and for all of us it is really blocking out all of the distractions that keep us from focusing.
How do we direct our mind so that we can focus on our work, assignment or other things? We must remember that the only thing that we have is this moment. If we are washing the dishes then we need to be washing the dishes. If we are talking to our child, then we need to be totally there with them. This is the only moment that we have.
All of the moments we had – are in the past and we cannot get them back. There are no future moments that we are guaranteed – so NOW is all we have. Still all of us have things that will be a distraction to us, so practicing being in this moment will take time.
This week in our classes we will be talking about what distracts us and how we can keep ourselves focused.