Concentration is suppressing that which is you

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By focussing a lot this goat-herd seems to be in control of his goats. Yet both the master and the followers are imprisoned by this. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To fence off what you do not like, you need to constantly separate your view of the world into fragments of good and bad. Lots of concentration is needed to maintain the appearances of the world separated into those categories and their subcategories of more or less good and bad.

In movies it bank robbers, killers and worried people look quite concentrated, while the happy ones seems unconcentrated.

The more you concentrate, the more you will able to control yourself and focus your energy towards doing something specific. For the bad ones this can be very helpful for drilling a hole in a bank safe, for instance, and for the good ones it can be very helpful in preventing a bank robbery.

But it is not helpful in regards to enjoying the moment as it is. On the contrary. The more you concentrate, the less you are able to go with the flow and participate in a spontaneous laughter. You are focused on attaining a specific goal in the future and cannot enjoy what is around you in the present, if it is does not seem to be part of the glorious story, you have made up and that you are concentrating on manifesting in the future.

To make long short, contrary to what you may have learned in the context of for example meditation, concentration is not beneficial in regards to not being blinded by the belief that there is more than the formlessness of oneness, as it appears to be hidden by what you focus on.

Defocus neutralise the apparent differences of the world, so that the belief in separation cannot be upheld and therefore does not appear to hide that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But when you are not concentrated on achieving something imagined in the future, you are not focussed – and being defocused the apparent differences of the world make no difference. As that means the belief in separation falls apart, there is nobody to know, what and where you are. In other words, there is not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of oneness.

Reading a book requires much focus, so often you will end up feeling quite paralysed, which is a state enhancing the belief a world defined by time and space. Television and cinemas are more beneficial in regards to undoing this belief, as they do not require the same amount of focus.

The same applies to reading on a digital media. After some hours of multitasking on the web you may be quite spaced out, which is terrific in regards to undoing the belief in a world defined by time and space.

Multitasking is a great help to not focus. Doing several things at the same time, there is not much time to care about specifics or the labelling of everything. This is a prerequisite for a perfect moment and/or the result of it, as it is a state of not-knowing.


NOTES: 

  • The above should not be understood as concentration is bad in a world defined by time and space. It is a great tool in such a world for defining yourself. But it is not fine, if you want to undo the belief that you are someone definitive.
  • This article is part of hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is a perfect moment.

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