Concentration and Composure -- The Need of The Hour
Man's mind by nature is quite volatile and fickle. It is
through arduous training, that mind can be controlled. According to recent
research done by psychologists and psychoanalysts, an average man thinks
approximately 60,000 thoughts a day. So naturally maintaining focus is quite a
Herculean task, which only the strongest of men can do!
Man's entire success and excellence depends upon the quality
of his focus. Have you ever seen a gymnast doing acrobatic stunts on a thin
wooden beam? How does he do it? All through focus! He is so much engrossed in
executing the body mind coordination to perform the feats. Similarly, all the
great performers exhibit great focus. Now the crucial point here is how to
develop this kind of laser focus?
All great achievers in different fields suggest focus of
mind can be perfected through will. Putting the mind under will will train
prolonged focus on a particular task. So word of advice for those, who want to
have complete control over their focus, is they must watch their focus. That
is, while doing an activity, they should be aware of their focus and the moment
focus wanders or rambles, they must bring it back on the task. One must keep one's
goals always in front of him. This also helps in keeping the focus. Initially
if one's progress is slow, one must not be disappointed. With perseverance,
training, meditation and breathing exercises, complete control over focus is
Yoga is another very potent tool to bring your focus and
concentration under your control. In the
famous documentary on mediation ‘Spiritual Reality: Journey Within’, many
benefits of yoga have been enumerated upon. The documentary reveals how yoga
replenishes and rejuvenates a yogi physically, mentally, and spiritually. In
the state of perfect yoga one receives abundant cosmic energy, which heals,
energizes, rejuvenates each and every cell, nerve, and organ of the physical,
mental and spiritual body of a man. It cleanses the body of all the ills and
toxins that might develop into some fatal ailments.
Yoga has become quite popular in the entire
world, especially in the western countries because of its wholesomeness. We
must practice it for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.