The art of attention

Here’s an interesting quote from William Walker Atkinson: “Attention is not a faculty of the mind, but is instead the focusing of the consciousness upon one object to the temporary exclusion of all other objects. It is a turning of the mind on an object....

Very few persons possess a good concentration

Here’s an interesting quote by William Walker Atkinson: “It is a fact known to all students of mental phenomena that very few persons possess more than a very small degree of concentration. They allow their mental forces to become scattered and dissipated...

Boredom in concentration training

A common mistake in concentration practices is being bored or frustrated. This happens usually after a few weeks of practice, since in the beginning the motivation is still high. But as time goes by, boredom or frustration kicks in. And that’s normal. It’s...

You become what you give your attention to

The Greek philosopher Epictetus said: “You become what you give your attention to”. Nothing could be truer than this. It’s true in different layers. In the most superficial layer, think about your normal everyday life. Where do you usually place your...

Technology rules of thumb

Most likely you’ve read on this newsletter the issues with new technologies like netflix, cell phones (notifications), social media overall and so on. But the problem is not with them. The problem is not netflix… is in you GIVING IN to netflix. Yes, the...