How to Focus your Mind moment to moment in Mindfulness?
The key aim of Mindfulness is to cultivate or develop the Mind to achieve the ability to be aware of the Mind by itself moment to moment as well as to bring back the Attention of the Mind to the Present Moment. In fact, the Mind has the ability to cultivate such power or ability to bring back its Attention right at the moment purposely. In order to cultivate such ability of bring back Attention to the Present Moment, Focus of the Mind plays a very significant role that is needed to keep Focus moment to moment what is happening in the Mind right at the moment. This Article has explained in detail how to Focus your Mind moment to moment in Mindfulness.
Lets begin with some basic information about Focus & Mindfulness before step in in detail how to Focus your Mind moment to moment in Mindfulness that can help you to have deep understanding.
What is meant by Focus:
In basic sense, Focus is the ability of the Mind to pay concentration on something particularly with mental effort direct toward it. Focus can be on anything that the Mind is intended to pay attention.
There are numerous definition has given in all the dictionaries which are very similar to each other. In fact, Focus is also the ability of the Mind that applies over something by the Mind to understand something clearly. It is a mental activity of the Mind that the Mind pay efforts on something.
What is meant by Mindfulness?:
Mindfulness sis the ability of the Mind to be remaining in the Present Moment or to bring back its attention in the Present Moment when the Mind itself is aware that attention is not in the Present Moment. In fact, the Mind has ability to to cultivate or gain such abilities of Mindfulness..
According to Wikipedia. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention in the present moment without evaluation, a skill one develops through meditation or through other training. Mindfulness drives from Sati, a significant element of Buddhist tradition.
In simple way in Mindfulness, the Mind has the ability to bring back its Attention to the Present Moment by being aware of attention that is not in the Present Moment and Mindfulness can develop through Meditation or some other form of training which are related to the Mind so that the Mind can cultivate or develop such ability to bring back its Attention to the Present Moment purposely. Of course, it takes a lot of time, efforts & patience of an individual to cultivate Mindfulness. Based on experience, this is possible if an individual is willing to cultivate or develop such abilities in the Mind. In fact, nothing comes without any efforts & dedication.
Now, lets go into the detail how to Focus your Mind moment to moment in Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is absolutely Mind centric:
Mindfulness is absolutely Mind centric. Whatever a human being is experiencing right at the moment, everything is appearing in the Mind. No matter whether experience though physically or mentally, all data are going to the Mind through sensory organs for the Mind to process & bring such experience though metal feelings, emotions, image, pattern, etc. Basically, it is like a complete picture that creates by the Mind for human being to understand at a glance.
As everything creates by the Mind as well appear in the Mind though experience is being happening either physically or mentally or both physically & mentally together, the key center is the Mind for everything that a human being is seeing or understanding both the Inner world & also the Outer World. If the Mind not processed all the data through sensory organs, in fact, nothing can appear in the Mind what has been experienced or being experienced.
That means, everything depends on the Mind & experience of both the Inner World & also the Outer World that is being experienced through sensory organs, completely depends on the Mind how it process & how it does appear in the Mind. In straight away, it depends on the quality of the Mind how it present in the Mind for a human being to understand. Here, quality that means the ability of the Mind how it see & how it process & how it presents in the Mind itself to understand for a human being.
As ability & quality both depends on the Mind and cultivation of ability & quality also needed for the Mind to be in Mindfulness, hence, Mindfulness is totally or absolutely Mind centric so that the Mind can be aware or moment to moment to flourish the clarity in the Mind & observe the Mind by the Mind too.
The Mind is experiencing everything right at the moment:
Experience always occurs right at the moment. No matter what the Mind experience, that everything happens or occurs right at the moment. In fact, it is moment to moment. Even it is in the Present Moment, in fact, the Present Moment is nothing but a collection of immediate Past. As for the purpose of communication as well as for better understanding of time, Present Moment is being called for immediate past moment.
In fact, time is not static. It is momentary. In such situation, all experience is also momentary. It is moment to moment. As everything happens moment to moment & the Mind also experience everything moment to moment, let the Mind to be in the moment to experience where Focus of the Mind always be in the moment & Attention of the Mind is also in the moment to understand everything very clearly. In such case, Clarity starts to explore in the Mind moment to moment to understand everything very deeply.
Hence, Focus of the Mind to be in moment to moment in Mindfulness so that the Mind can always remain in the moment rather than frequently moving here & there, in the past or in the future. Even this is natural that the Mind frequently wander, yet, in Mindfulness the Mind is focus oriented to the Mind right at the moment & be back itself naturally by focusing & being aware that the Mind is not in the moment.
Let the Mind be aware of Focus in Mindfulness:
Let the Mind be inward to itself rather than keep moving to outward. Stay away forcing to be inward rather gently & let it happen naturally by getting the Mind used to it. Only be aware of Focus right at the Mind.
As Mindfulness is Mind cnetric, that means Mind has to be aware of itself as well ass all the creations of the Mind too. In such case, thoughts, emotions, feelings, stress, anxiety, mental phenomena, etc., all are the creations of the Mind.
In fact, most of the time, the Mind moves here & there. SOmetimes in the past & sometimes in the future or sometimes in the present. Movement of the Mind is always there. No matter wherever the Mind moves or wanders or shifts, let the Mind be aware to keep Focus there. If the Mind is wandering in the Past, let the Mind to keep Focus that it is wandering in the Past. If the Mind is wandering in the Future, let the Mind be aware that it is wandering in the Future & keep Focus the Mind there.
No matter wherever the Mind exists right at thee moment, only be aware to keep Focus of the Mind there. In fact, such movement of the Mind always moment to moment. In that case, Focus to be applied also moment to moment over the existing position of the Mind.
Let the Mind to Focus in the moment what is happening in the Mind in Mindfulness:
The reality of experience is momentary. Even the Present Moment looks static, in fact, it is not static at all. The Present Moment is nothing but the collections of immediate Past Moments. In such reality, whatever is happening & whatever is experiencing by the Mind is also momentary experience. It is like right at the moment the Mind is here, after a while, the Mind is no here at all. It is wandering in the imaginary future. After a while, the Mind is in the state of feelings or emotions. It is moving moment to moment & experiencing is alsos happening or occuring in the moment to moment.
As in the arena of momentary happening, & experience, let the Mind keep Focus inward to itself. If thoughts are arising right at the moment & the Mind is aware that thoughts are arising right at the moment, let the Mind to keep Focus of that thoughts are arising right at the moment. If thoughts are disappearing & the Mind is aware that thoughts are disappearing, let the Mind to keep Focus there that thoughts are disappearing.
If the Mind become aware that emotions are arising right now, leet the Mind to keep Focus of such Emotions that are arising at the moment. If the Mind become aware that memories of childhood are arising, let the Mind keep Focus that Memories are arising. SImilarly, if the Mind become aware that feelings are arising & moving around in the Mind, let the Mind keep Focus there that feelings are arisining & such feelings are moving around in the Mind.
As the Mind is experiencing moment to moment, the Mind is also being aware moment to moment. No matter whatever things happening or occuring in the Mind right at the moment, let it be Focused by the Mind. It is directed to keep Focus right at the Mind what the Mind become aware of it.
Understanding the reality of moment to moment happening & experiencing, let the Mind be aware of such moment to moment experience & keep continue to Focus of such things whatever iss happening right now in the Mind & the Mind is aware of things right at the moment.
Observe the Mind by the Mind in the Present Moment without any Judgement in Mindfulness:
As being towards to the Mind cnetric, Mindfulness, always directed to observe whatever things happening or occuring in the Mind right at he moment by being aware of it. Being aware of such happening, let the Mind to keep total Focus there right at the moment & observe such happenings or occurring without any judgement. Only observe the Mind without any judgement.
There might have thoughts, feelings, emotions, stress, anxiety, memory, etc., right at the moment. Let the Mind be aware & keep Focus there to observe without any judgement. If the Mind become aware that thoughts are arising, let the Mind keep focus of such thoughts & observe such thoughts too without any judgement. If Emotions are arising, the Mind become aware that Emotions are arising, let the Focus of the Mind is there to observe without any judgement.
If the Mind is aware that its wandering in the Past right now, let the Mind to pay Focus there & observe the wandering in the Past. If the Mind is right now in the future & the Mind is aware of such situation, let the Mind to observe the same without any judgement. Of course, sometimes, the Mind might aware of physical sensation like Pain, stress, Itching or might be out of the physical body that is to any place or area, in such case, if the Mind become aware, only keep Focus there & observe them without any judgement.
Reality can understand by the Mind without any Judgdment in Mindfulness:
As the Mind is keeping itself in the state of not doing any judgement while observe anything by being aware of such things & keeping Focus there, the real or true nature of such things remain absolutely original. No imitation or no alteration. Original attributes always remain while no judgement of the Mind takes place.
As an example, if thoughts arise & the Mind become aware of such thoughts, the Mind pay total Focus there to observe such thoughts without any judgement. The Mind is not getting engage there actively rather only observing where no judgement is there. In such case, the Mind can understand that thoughts are the creation of the Mind & they also disappear in the Mind. Thoughts remain as thoughts those are inherently powerless unless the Mind actively engage with such thoughts by doing judgement. As no judgement is there by the Mind, thoughts disappear in the Mind after a while arising in the Mind.
This is also applicable for each & every creations of the Mind. No matter of thoughts, no matter of emotions, no matter of feelings, etc.. The Mind can understand that everything is momentary & absolutely not able to get the Mind engage with them unless the Mind get engage by doing any judgement.
Let the Mind bring back Attention in the Present Moment in Mindfulness:
Being in Mindfulness, the Mind has the ability not only to be aware, focus & observation, but also has the ability to bring back its Attention to the Present Moment once the Mind is aware that Attention is not in the moment. The Mind can only be able to bring back its Attention once the Mind become aware that Attention is not here in the moment.
To keep continue to Focus over the Mind, let the Mind be aware of its Attention to observe anything right at the moment very deeply so that the Mind can understand deeply & clarity flourishes in the Mind. This is natural that the Mind mostly wander here & there, in the Past or in the Future or in the Present also. No matter wherever the Mind moves or wanders, let the Mind be aware of right at the moment & keep continue to Focus by being aware & let the Mind to bring back Attention right at the moment gently & naturally.
Being aware & keep continue to observe by putting Focus, the Mind needs Attention to remain there for deep understanding. It might be the Mind itself or any other materialistic things. No matter where the Mind moves, being aware of Attention that is not right at the moment, only bring back such Attention in the Present Moment by the Mind itself gently.
Don’t Force the Mind in Mindfulness:
The Mind is a natural creation. Being a natural creation, obviously, the Mind functions or acts naturally. In such case, movement of the Mind is also natural. Forcing or resisting over the Mind might distract the natural momentum of the Mind and there is always possibility of getting the Mind in distraction.
In fact, no external force or resistance by doing intentionally over the Mind, might be work for a while. It never remain for long duration. Again, the Mind get back its own natural momentum and keep continue to functions or act its own natural way.
Hence, keep the Mind in its own natural momentum or rythm where natural attributes remain very natural and free flow of the Mind is there.
Only, let the Mind be aware & kee focus inward the Mind what is happening or occuring right at the moment & observe the same without any judgement in moment to moment happenings.
Mindfulness is absolutely Mind centric as human experience starts in the Mind by moment to moment experience both physically & mentally. Understanding the reality of moment to moment experience, let the Mind be aware of right at the moment what is happening or occuring in the Mind & keep Focus the same & observe without any judgement to reveal the reality of such happenings.
In fact, both the Mind & Material are in the momentary movement where everything is happening or occuring in the Mind is also momentary. In such situation, let the Mind to keep Focus moment to moment in Mindfulness.