Let’s cut straight to the handy tip for focusing.
Imagine your mind is a hand. When the mind is trying really hard to focus on something, it can feel like a clenched fist.
A clenched fist trying to hold on is a losing battle. A closed fist is limiting. It’s by letting go and beginning again that we maintain focus and our goals.
Clench your left fist. Do you feel how it feels? Close your right hand with your fingers up and then slowly open your hand. Let the fingers unfold and spread out.
Do you feel the letting go? The openness? The opportunity to receive something wonderful? With the open hand, the universe can give you nourishment and support.
The open hand is the hand of greeting. It’s the hand of limitless opportunity. It’s the hand of sharing.
When focusing on something, maintain your focus with an open hand-like approach. Steady your attention on your item of interest by recognizing when you’ve lost focus and gently bring your attention back.
It works for tasks. It works for meditating. This can even help you deeply and mindfully enjoy all the flavors of life.
Sharing is a wonderful feeling. With your new open-hand mindset, will you please share this technique?