Day 5: Keep Focus

“The ability to focus in the modern world is a lost martial art.” -A. Tane

Last night, I colored a mandala in order to wind down and fall asleep. In lieu of watching television or a show on my laptop, I chose to silently color intricate lines. Nothing else.

In that moment, I felt the power of focus.

With focus, I listen deeply and hear well. My energy is renewed, and aptly placed. More is accomplished although less is done. My inner connection deepens. Meaningful pursuits are completed; meaningless activities are mindfully lain to rest.

Focus is paying purposeful attention to ONE thing, to the exclusion of other things.

Focus makes good finishers and more mindful beginners. Focus brings freedom from “the obstacles of options.” And it’s one of the lost arts of antiquity that will save us.

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