Foolish, ignorant people indulge in careless lives, whereas a clever man guards his attention as his most precious possession. – The Buddha
Hypnosis is defined as “a state of focused attention”.
The Buddha’s attention in the moment was so profound that his presence simply amazed people.
Albert Einstein said: “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. “
A focused attention is powerful whereas a divided attention does not trigger as powerful response from the Reticular Activating System (RAS).
By paying close attention to the link between the thought stream and the behavior, the clever person guards the most precious possession: the attention.
Attention is our navigation system through life. Focused attention, invokes the Reticular Activating System, the genius power of the subconscious mind.
If you want to stop a habit, such as smoking, then pay attention. The subconscious mind will respond.