Develop One-Pointed Attention
Developing one-pointed attention is valuable on the meditation cushion and off. When the mind is calm, not flitting from one thought to the next, energy is conserved and vital force is available for the task at hand.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Our practice of meditation is important in many ways. When we are able to quiet our thoughts we are able to decrease stress and benefit physically, mentally and emotionally. Quieting our thoughts also breaks down the barriers to hearing our inner wisdom. Developing our ability to concentrate by focusing on one point, be that the breath or mantra or with other concentration techniques, allows us to manage our time and our energy more efficiently. In this way we can eliminate the stress of that feeling of not having enough time. Having a regular, daily meditation practice is a key tool for our health and well being and allows us to live from the place of inner peace that is the core of who we are.