Watch your attention

Watch your attention

Keeping our lives in balance is as simple as understanding the fundamentals of any game. Consider the game of soccer. Oftentimes players bruise their knees and shins either because they’ve tripped or because someone has kicked them. Surprisingly, that doesn’t stop the game. In fact, the “victim” may keep playing, forget the hurt, focus on the game and play the best he or she can to score a winner goal.

In the game called life, sometimes we too face people who hurt us whether intentionally or not. When our focus stays on the hurt or on them, we can’t forgive, and all our thoughts are obsessed with how to get them back. We lose focus of the present and dwell in the past which doesn’t exist. In soccer, when a player does not pay attention to his game, he loses, and it brings the whole team down. Even if the attention shifts for a minute, the opponent takes control of the ball, and the game can be lost.

When someone takes control of your thoughts, you lose the enjoyment of being in the present moment. Perhaps, it’s better to forgive and move on in our meditation. When we keep our attention within ourselves, we connect better to our spirit, which is a source of deep joy within our hearts. Whether you wish to meditate out in the fresh autumn air or in a humble corner of your home, give yourself some time, and you’ll soon find an expanding state of blissful silence.

From the Himalayan foothills of India, where she attended an international school, to the historic Washington D.C. Metro area, where she lives currently, Pragya Pradhan, a law graduate and freelance writer, has developed a keen interest in various cultures, lifestyles and philosophies. She is passionate about meditation and has practiced Sahaja Yoga for over 25 years. Vibe Revive

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  • Madhurima
    Oct 29, 2009
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    Very good article and such simple and clear explanation. This is the gift of what the website is talking about. Thank you Pragnya.



  • anjana
    Dec 17, 2009
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    thank you pragya
    for making us aware to be in present and the past not existing because sometimes we go out offline you know and we are lost in the past but sure we have to be in the present then only we can grow
    it was really wonderul and making us feel good at present



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