Focus & Concentration

Focus, Lee! Only God knows the number of time’s I’ve heard this one before.

My parents, teacher’s and peer’s, famous first and last words had finally etched in, but in a much different perspective. And only after a slight time delay. Say, a couple of decades or so.

Or maybe I was focussing but on other things over the long run.

Boy secretly focussing
Ahuh, ahuh. Ahuh…

Processing / Translating Knowledge Within a Smaller Container

Focussing energy

As I look closely into something, I apply force and redirect my energy, usually, my peripheral seeing energy, into a smaller container. This mental tunnelling or concentration then magnifies my attention towards the thing or aspect I want to focus on.

And if it’s the periphery I’m looking at, it goes vice versa, and my energy moves AWAY from the centre. Instead, it’s now zoomed in on the outskirts, and I often miss things in front.

All thru my childhood, I was told I had a concentration problem, and to the point, medications popped up. Yet it was only in these last few years that my fascination skyrocketed, as I’m now totally absorbed in the invisible specs behind focus and concentration. Which, some have said in their ways: Lee, this quest is too little, too late!

The Focal Process

When I focus on something, I create a smaller container around my seeing energy and cordon off any distractions that might break the perimeter. Next, I zoom in and begin a process of  filtering the finer translations and interpretations of detailed knowledge within that scope. 

If successful, it means, I record a well-catalogued branch of information to clearly recall and act upon, in future scenarios.

For example, I might be listening to someone speak or reading instructions from the web, and this ‘fine-tuning’ preps my behaviour into a skill or program for later use.

In theory, sure, it sounds easy to enough to handle. I’ll focus on this and that, etc. However, success can be miles away if I’m always patching up breaches along the border. Quite often, distractions come in and tug away at my attention.

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