How does meditation improve the ability to concentrate? Are certain types of mindfulness, or meditation better for cultivating concentration, or do they all work the same way?
Here is a great talk on the practice of concentration, and the epidemic of distraction we are facing as a culture. There are many types of meditation practices that are designed specifically for cultivating concentration alone, and as many practitioners can attest, a truly concentrated mind, when developed….is a beautiful and blissful experience without anything else added to the experience.
And while we are all told to concentrate, or to focus to improve our contribution to our work and our world, so few of us are ever taught HOW to concentrate.