By Remez Sasson
As you know, concentration is very important in everyone’s life, and it is one of the main reasons for success or failure in all areas of life.
Most people find it difficult to focus their mind. However, there are times when they do concentrate, but this is a passive concentration. Let me explain.
When you read a fascinating book, do you sometimes forget everything else, and get completely immersed in the book?
When you watch a good movie or a good show, do you sometimes become oblivious to everything else, even to hunger, your chores, or to the people around you?
When you are engaged in an activity that you like very much, do you forget about the time, and it seems to pass very fast?
At such times you can ignore thoughts, noises, people, pain and problems. It is as if the activity you are engaged it, draws your whole attention, without any effort on your part. This is passive concentration.