Our past actions keep us haunted
Making us glued to incidents – unforgotten
That we came across
Or events just happened perchance
And are treacherously sticking with our conscience
Thus focusing has become a knotty one
We’ve to wriggle out of this Gordon-knot
Cleanse ourselves of the uncertainty that prevails
So that the writ of our mind runs
And is fully charged with doses of self beliefs
When our goal is set with precision
Bereft of all sorts of confusion
Infusing a strong bouts of vision and motivation
Consequently putting more steam into action
Steadying the wobbling wheel of progress on traction
Focus helps enhance self belief and confidence
Thus inner-fire is ignited for more deliverance
Focus takes centre stage
Get to the root of stumbling blocks
And fought over with self-trusting
Then ultimate success will be ours for asking
Total focus on goal means total surrendering
Amazing things do happen with focused mind
It could give fillip to our spiritual march
And connectivity with God will become a stark reality
Thus bestowing our life with sublimity
And eternal happiness completely.
FOCUSED MIND MEANS TOTAL SURRENDERING TO THE GOAL AT HAND
It is experienced that we are not able to focus on the task at hand simply because of our mental restlessness. This restlessness is due to our pre-occupation with past unpleasant innuendos/incidents which are difficult to erase from our memories due to one reason or other. Or we may let our conscious mind wander in our own cocoon of thoughts and not let reason or rational thinking to play its part on these pre-conceived thoughts; which have made its residency in our system. At times, we resort to unreasonable wandering in our own sub-conscious plane and in the process become a psychological wreck. These psychological extremes could be in the form of unending anger, lust, gambling, jealousy, hate, greed, etc. adversely impacting peace and tranquility in our life.
How to eliminate or get rid of these past external impression(s) which are playing havoc in our day to day lives? This could conveniently be done by tuning our consciousness inward and shutting the inflow / door of external impressions which have impacted our consciousness. Just locking inwards till the storm blows over is the answer.
In CHAPTER 12 of Bhagvad Gita the importance of focused mind has been mentioned)
One who by fixing his mind (Focusing) on ME steadfast in is extremely merged in me. I consider him the me always worships me and have supreme faith in me most devoted to me.
While we become a wanderer in our thoughts, we just lose focus and are not able to concentrate on the activity/task at hand. A person who just buries the ill-conceived baggage of unreasonable incidents can formulate new strategies to focus on task and tackle coming events with finesse.
Focus is necessary for:-
Total Focus for Finding God
It is said, God listens to our prayers when we pray Him with all our focus at our command. For this to happen, we have to put a strong lock on our conscious mind lest the senses distract us from our focus. When we remove the distractions with will and firm determination then all the waywardness that exists will not have any affect thus making our path to our Lord a pleasant and smooth journey. Mechanical prayers or a prayer bereft of focus, to please ourselves that we are also praying will have no meaning results. We have to fight out the ill-conceived tendencies which retard our forward march. It may take sometimes to focus on Him yet gradually we can focus totally. All the sense pleasing objects/undesirable traits could be flooded out from our system by His Forceful Tide – the Tide of His Love. His Light can drive out all the pich darkness. If we go all out in our convictions coupled with all the power of our soul after God then sure enough We have
to concentrate on the divine consciousness which is acquired by focusing fully just in total harmony with God. He would be ours for asking. If He is not answering us, means fault lies with us and not with Him. He is ever ready to reciprocate but we require focusing on Him. That is all! Nothing else.
Creativity & Focused mindset
If we want to create something in our life, we require focusing on the task at hand. Indifferent mindset means uncertain results. The scientists require focusing on the experiment at hand to reach to a firm conclusion. The teacher requires focusing on his/her target students to make them interested in studies through innovative and motivational methods of teaching. Just ordinary thinking will hardly make much difference.
Beating the fear of Distractions and consequent Happiness
While we focus on the subject in hand, we remain connected with the subject matter. Our total attention is to brainstorm the subject matter and break it in simpler parts in order to tackle each one with the focal point of our total focus. Stillness of our wandering thoughts could be ensured by focus only for a optimum results. As a consequence of focus we could get better results in the form of tranquility even in stressful situations thus our happiness quotient will also increase.
While we are at it, we may encounter numerous distractions like:
1. Thought about what others may think if our sincere efforts do not succeed.
2. Difficulty in fighting the enemy within us in the form of procrastination / laziness etc.
3. How to traverse on a path where you have not put your foot even? In other words deficiency of SELF BELIEF.
It should never be forgotten that we have got a huge reservoir of potential energy. If that energy is taped, we can have sufficient self belief relieving us of internal contradictions. This will also pave way for eternal happiness all the way.