The Secret To Focus

The Mahabharata is a 5000 year old spiritual text from India. In it is the story of a young Prince named Arjuna who, with dozens of other Princes, is being trained in archery by the sage Drona. Drona is regarded as the greatest archery teacher who ever lived. Arjuna is proving to be Drona’s greatest student. 

In one lesson, the great and wise sage Drona places a model bird high in a tree. He then takes the Princes to the tree to test their abilities and teach them a powerful truth. 

He tells the first Prince to take aim with the bow and arrow at the bird. 

The Prince remains standing and does so.

Drona asks, “What do you see?” 

The Prince replies, “I see the tree, the sky, and the clouds”.

Drona dismisses him and calls another Prince to take aim with the bow and arrow at the bird.

Drona asks, “What do you see?”

This Prince replies, “I see your shoes, my hand, and the bow”.

Drona dismisses him and calls for Arjuna, telling him to take aim with the bow and arrow at the bird.

Arjuna drops to one knee quickly for stability, draws his bow and arrow, closes one eye and takes aim.

Drona asks, “What do you see?”

Arjuna says “I see the bird”.

“What else do you see Arjuna?” asks Drona.

“I see only the bird” replies Arjuna.

Drona then asks “Keep aim, and tell me what you see now”.

Arjuna calmly answers “I see only the bird’s head.”

Drona asks again “Keep aim, and tell me what you see now”.

“I see the bird’s eye and nothing else” is Arjuna’s response.

Drona dismisses Arjuna and speaks to all his students, “Arjuna will be the greatest archer of all time because he knows he must be steady when taking aim, he knows what the target is, and he keeps his eye fixed on the target, continuing to make the focus more specific as he holds his aim steady and sure.”

This, my friends, is the secret to focus. 

Most people keep expanding their target. 

Masters keep focusing on their target like a laser, getting more specific all the time. 

This is the secret to hitting your goal and attaining your desires. Singleness of purpose; a clearly defined specific goal.

Much love, 

GuruKev

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