"Meditation is the continuous flow of concentration and thought. Concentration is like dripping water and meditation is like flowing water. The mind becomes quieter and more harmonious as restlessness is removed. In meditation the mind does not go blank, but the frequency of brain waves change. Meditation produces alpha brain waves, which is the creative and intuitive state of mind."
"Concentration and intelligence are faculties that can be strengthened. As you develop concentration you can focus on an object for longer periods of time, but it takes training. For most of us, the mind is unstable, not focussed and wandering here and there. Training in concentration is like harnessing a flow of water to generate electricity. "
"Pure concentration is like a two edged sword; it has the edge of single pointedness or stability, and it has the edge of clarity and intensity. To attain single pointedness at the beginning we have to make great effort, but if we apply too much effort we lose our single pointedness and our mind begins to waver towards another object. We need to adjust our effort so it is not too tight and not too loose, rather like a musician has to adjust the strings of an instrument."
"The average workday is 8 hours. More often than not, the employer expects their employees to be working for those said 8 hours. That means 8 hours of sitting and concentrating on whatever tasks that profile deems as "work". However working many hours straight without a break does nothing for your productivity. By concentrating consistently throughout the day, you risk burnout"
"Right concentration is like feeding a spoiled cat... an ultimate fussy eater who swore legions to no one! The poor cat owner offering quality delicious and expensive dine, hoping and praying that the fluffy too-fat-too-furious fur-ball will enjoy... rejections are to be expected! And what does Sir Garfield do after he's done feasting? Cat owners know too well... "
"Concentration is like a dilithium-crystal, an intense focusing of the energy, intelligence and sensitivity."
"Concentration is like the moonlight shining so brightly that the stars of errant falsehood vanish. If you can hold up the torch of knowledge, so much the clearer. Irrigating the sprouts of enlightenment, it removes emotional bondage."
"One becomes better at concentrating the more they practice, and it is the best way to develop will power and lucidity. However, meditation is not something that can really be practiced actually. It is the state you are left in afterwards. Concentration is like tunnel vision and meditation is like all vision including the peripheral vision. Does that make sense? If there is any effort at all then it is not meditation. Effort is part of concentration, meditation is just basking in your own brilliance. However, it seems paradoxical, because meditation is anything but a lazy mind. "
"A Concentration is like a raw jewel. It takes abrasion and determination to form the facets that reflect so brilliantly. It is specifically the student's personal engagement that propels the Concentration past the stereotypical and convenient responses so easily accessible at the beginning of the research. Easy and trite answers come first, but through a sustained investigation, students acquire a deeper personal, visual statement of excellence. "
"The important thing to clearly be able to imagine is that most cells are stuffed to the brim with potassium ions and that this concentration gradient is like a wound spring waiting to do some work."
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