Thursday, June 26, 2008

Attention, Focus... and Distraction

A NYT blogger HERE discovers lessons regarding mental attention and focus via Maggie Jackson's new book "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age” (Prometheus).

Interesting essay, and book, but it's nothing Buddhist adherents haven't understood for more than two thousand years.

Those interested might consult Sakyong Mipham's short, simple instructions, "How to Meditate," HERE. About a thousand words and all you need to know to train your mind to focus... to pay attention.

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