How to concentrate on practices

In this lesson we will learn about the importance of concentration, how to concentrate on things we want and how to develop this ability in our daily life.

In the preceding lessons we have learned some techniques that require concentration and imagination to be performed.
They are the cases of relax and meditation techniques.

Having the ability of concentration is fundamental to get good results in the practices that we are learning throughout the course.

But after all, what exactly is concentration?
Concentration, in the context of this course, is the ability of having only one thought in mind or, in other words, leading the attention to only a single point in mind, a single image, sound, etc.
We are concentrated when we have only one object or a single mental image.
If, for example, we are trying to imagine something and have a lot of thoughts in our mind (voices, images, sounds) then we are not concentrated. Our attention is dispersed.

So, what should we do to develop concentration?
In order to develop concentration we need to discipline ourselves for that purpose.
By doing this, when we are going to do some practice (e.g. the meditation) it will be easier because we were accustomed to do all with concentration in our day to day life.


Discipline

Following we will see some simple hints that help us to develop the ability of concentration:


Following this discipline you surely will develop a lot your ability of concentration.
But donít forget that you only will get results with practice and continuity.