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Tapatitapati on November 28th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Just observe your mind wandering, draw it back, rinse and repeat. That is all it is. Note that you are the one who observes. Note that the wandering thoughts are not you. No one stays focused right away--that's why it's a lifetime practice. Even if it feels like you're not succeeding, it has so many benefits, lowering blood pressure etc.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on November 28th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
i've had people tell me the same things you just did - for twenty years. sometimes i think my mind is just bent or something.
Tapatitapati on November 28th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
People spend longer than that and don't perfect it. Look at it not as a thing with a linear progression to a goal, but rather a regular practice session where you don't ever expect to master it. The practice IS the goal. It does good things for you even when you don't feel like you can focus well enough. You don't know how you would be if you hadn't tried it. :)