Our brain wants as little effort as possible

To develop – and maintain – a good concentration ability, you need to practice using them. In fact, Socrates was against writing (yes, actually putting words to paper) because it would atrophy our ability to memorize since we would be too reliant on the...

The importance of mental states

The concept of mental states is one of the most valuable in training attention and energy. When you realize that energy is not just something that moves in your body but also affects your mind and the way you think, you understand that energy is everywhere and affects...

Being a monk

A student once mentioned this quote by William Walker Atkinson: “Any exercise or work that excites the mind stimulates the senses, calls the emotions and appetites into action, confuses, terrifies or emotionalizes, weakens the power of concentration. This is why...

Avoiding the scattered mind

In these modern times, it’s quite common that our mind is scattered between 1000 different thoughts, projects, and ideas. You may be doing one thing, but you’re already thinking about what to do next and what you should do the next day. Consequently, you...

Concentration is a way of life

Your powers of concentration can be seen in whatever you do. It’s not just something you do for 20m a day, and that’s it. It’s for you to explore and become aware in your daily life. The exercises give you the tools to become aware of your mind and...