My exercise for this week was concentration.
Haanel says in #27
become so absorbed in the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else.
When I meditate I am finding that I am working very hard to become absorbed in my thought. My thoughts have been jumping from topic to topic a lot this last week. I opened my eyes one morning during my sit and I saw one of my cats just staring up at me.
It so happens that I do my morning sit before I feed the cats. Every morning I get up early, drink my coffee while I do my reading. After my reading, I do my meditation. I sit on the floor in my office. One of my cats sits right in front of me and stares at me the whole time.
I can tell from his look that he is hungry and is very focused on getting food. I know if he could talk he would be saying “feed me, feed me, feed me…..”
Talk about concentration. I realized that if I focused and concentrated on my goals the way the cat focuses on getting food I would attain everything that I could ever want.