Excerpt From: Catherine, Shaila. “Focused and Fearless.”

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“CONCENTRATION is a central feature of a contemplative life, cultivated through formal meditation practice and also through any of a variety of other daily activities.
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Concentration brings with it a natural joy that arises as the mind settles and is absent of distraction.
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A surgeon may love surgery, not because the operating room is a pleasant place to be, but because the task demands such complete attention that the mind is filled with the delight associated with concentration.
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Kayakers are often enveloped in rapture even though their bodies are cramped in little boats and splashed by frigid water.
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A concentrated mind is focused, unified, and stable, regardless of whether the conditions are uncomfortable or luxurious.”
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