The following question came in on email to me and below is my response.
How do I concentrate better – I manage a good quality 5 mins at most with minor drifting but then my mind wonders massively after this…?
The best way to learn how to concentrate better is to practice it more. We become good at what we practice. Know that the mind has no ability to discriminate between what practice is good for you and what is not good for you. If it did we’d all be excellent at concentration. The mind becomes good at whatever we practice. If we practice being distracted 10 hours a day then we become good at that. The same way, if a dancer wants to be part of the best ballet company then she would have to practice many hours a day.
So, to be good at concentration you need to practice it more each day.
Hope this helps. In the next post I’ll give a few examples of practices that you can do.
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