One of the most useful realizations to ever strike me is that developing focus is not about bringing discipline to an unruly mind. Or at least not entirely. It is about giving an overloaded mind permission to be concerned with one thing to the exclusion of all others vying for your attention.


Within each of us is the person we once were. A sleeping pattern of paths, along which thoughts once flowed in response to experience.

A situation which stirs the echoes of those experiences calls out to your previous self. It will wake, assert itself and you will be as you once were. Your attention will flow along the paths established until the path out can be found or forged again.