Concentration is the secret of success in every undertaking. Without concentration, thoughts, energy, inspiration, purpose — all one’s inner forces — become scattered. Concentration is the calm focus of one’s full attention on the purpose at hand. Concentration means more than mental effort: It means channeling your heart’s feelings, your faith, and your deep aspirations into whatever you are doing. In that way, even the little things in life can become rich with meaning.

Concentration should not involve mental strain. When you really want something, it is difficult not to think about it! Concentrate with interest on whatever you do, and you will find yourself absorbed in it.

Affirmation for Concentration

Whatever I do in life, I give it my full attention. Like a laser beam, I burn from before me all problems, all obstructions!


Help me to see Thee, Lord, as the Scriptures describe Thee: “the most Relishable”! Help me to concentrate on Thee my gaze, my love, my aspirations, my entire being.

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The 10-week Ananda Course in Meditation online course is designed to provide in-depth instruction in scientific meditation techniques that bring more peace, deeper relaxation, and focused concentration to every area of your life, regardless of outer conditions.

These techniques are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.

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