What’s your concentration like these days?
If you’re like most people, it’s probably taken a hit thanks to the Internet and constant streams of information.
In fact, research has shown that the average human attention span has fallen from twelve seconds in 2000, or around the time the mobile revolution began, to eight seconds.
Goldfish, meanwhile, are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds.
Buddhist monk, Dandapani, says that there are two reasons our concentration has decreased so rapidly:
1) In schools, we were never actually taught how to concentrate.
2) We never practice concentration.
As Dandapani rightly points out, how can we do something if we’re never taught how to do it?
We become good at what we practice and most of us are experts at practicing distraction. We live in a society that trains us to multi-task and jump from one thing to another in an uncontrolled way.
The great panacea for a world plagued by distraction is learning and practicing the art of concentration. Living as a Hindu monk for 10 years Dandapani was trained in understanding the mind. There he learned and practiced the fine art of bringing concentration into everyday life.
In this talk, Dandapani shares spiritual tools to learn to create unwavering focus in our lives and the boundless benefits that result from it.
Dandapani is a Hindu priest and a speaker on self-development.