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Cultivating Focus

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WITHIN Meditation
Meditation Teacher
(Guided by WITHIN teacher Nathan Maton) Cultivating focus is a wonderful gift to yourself. This 3 minute meditation practices with your breath, helping you focus and sharing how focus can make you experience more pleasure in your life.
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11 reflections
Good intent
I really liked the intention of the session, but I feel like there was too much talking in that short amount of time. I felt more distracted than anything. Could this session be lengthened?
Sarah Elizabeth
In & Out
For some reason counting my breaths had really helped me focus on staying in the present moment. This little ditty was really calming and very relaxing as well. I enjoyed it very much. Sweet & Simple.
Focus and concentrate?
I can’t focus and concentrate 100% when someone is talking. This is a great guided meditation and the counting of the in and out breath is a good way for me to avoid distractions. I think it will be much better to do on my own, maybe with a little soft music. 🙏🌷
Adding to my list 👍
Counting breaths in and out does really help with focus. I was only concentrating on the breathing and counting and therefore had no other thoughts drifting into my mind. I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to do this anywhere. I’m going to try this method at work because I’ve had a hard time focusing lately. I’ve been trying other methods like positive affirmations and now l’ll add counting breaths to my list. 🙏
Walter J
While I was trying to concentrate on the ins & outs of breathing, I noticed I felt very rushed by how fast he was counting and was not able to enjoy the big slow long inhales and extended complete exhales I am used to taking. But I think I got the idea of what he was suggesting to do.
Too Fast
Perhaps, the practitioner was going lickety split because of time constraints, but his counting of breaths was way too fast, and distracted me from my easy full breaths and slow exhales.
Cultivating Focus
This exercise was great for practicing your concentration skills.
Wow, this really helped me get focused, and leave all my distracted thoughts!
Staying focused
I learned that since I haven’t been mediating in a while, my mind has lost its ability to focus on my breathing and I tend to get distracted. But I also know that the mind is a muscle and like all muscles in the body, it takes a while to get back into shape. With constant practice of meditation I know that I will be able to get back into focusing and find a space comfortable enough for my mind to become at peace.
Simple and effective
Short, simple, and surprisingly effective, perfect for my normally fractured attention (squirrel)!
Walter J
Nathan uses a great quote to give us a goal to shoot for. Good idea with the counting but very fast breathing for me. Not used to quickening my breathe on shallow breathes. But I like the idea and will use it on deeper ones later. 💚👍🏼🍀
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