The Power of Focused Awareness


As a young person I was fascinated with the way a lens and sunlight can burn a newspaper without lighting a match. I would take this piece of glass, put it over the newspaper, bring it into focus,  keep it there long enough, then see a bright little point as the paper starts to burn.  This lens had the power of focusing the rays of light, creating a flame. When it focused those scattered particles of light into one focal point on the newspaper, it created such heat with the rays of light, that it burned the paper.

When we bring our awareness to one point, can you imagine the power that it has? Let us say you have a diseased organ in the body, and you bring your focus there and you keep an image of a healthy organ. You keep that positive thought “this organ is going to be transformed.” In your mind, with image and thought and the power of belief, it is going to happen. 

You apply that focus, staying with it, one thought, no other thought, no conflict,  even if there is conflict, it is easy to push away, that is training. Bring that point of focus continuously, “I am healed. I am healed.” Say it enough times that you believe it, “I am healed.” Keep the image there, “I am healed.” Do you know what is happening with the body when you do that with total focused awareness? If your belief is strong, if your focus is strong, the cells begin the regenerate. Then you see the marvellous power of focused attention.

If you apply it to another person and you think, “I am holding this person in the Light. May they continue to grow in love and peace.” And you hold that. Do you know what power you are extending to them? If you keep that thought and image strongly, do you know how much you are uplifting them? 

 

Practises to develop focused awareness

15747817_1654929434533346_7887573456716839793_n.jpgHow do you develop focused awareness? You can begin with simple practises like observing and just staying with the breath. It is an easy practise because a rhythmical breath, a full breath, relaxes you; brings more stability in the inner space; releases stress. So it is a wonderful focusing tool. Just begin to do breath awareness and after a while, you will be amazed at the kind of focused awareness you will develop.

Or, you can use a sacred word like a mantra, and you begin to repeat the mantra together with the breath. Open the space of the mantra into full zoom, so you can feel that this mantra is being said in an infinite space of peace, in love. Just begin the practise of holding this one thought in the consciousness, in this open field that is peaceful, with the breath that relaxes you. With this practise, you will develop a great sense of focus. Sri Vasudeva

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