Your Concentration and Sharpen Your Focus
meditation we are training our concentration.
You will be able to focus for a longer period of time
without getting distracted.
Focal Meditation Guide
Sit in a comfortable but
straight posture. Place a candle (or another small object of
your choice) in front of you on a table or on the floor, if you
are working on the ground. Gaze in to the flame, but not in the
middle of it, so it hurts your eyes. Try not to strain your eyes
so that you get a headache. In focal meditation it is important
that you try not to move your focus away from the candle or
object. This takes practice, but after a couple attempts with
focal meditation, you
should be able to focus on the candle, without looking at
When you achieve a state of mind
where you do not get distracted that easily, you will start to
se, that the surroundings around that object or candle, slowly
starts to fade away. Soon there will only be that one object in
When you reach the point in your
focal meditation exercise, where
your eyes are totally focused and you do not get distracted by
anything, your mind will be absolutely thoughtless and relaxed.
Try to hold this state of concentration as long as you can. This
will increase your concentration ability and memory and help you
to focus in your other meditation exercises.