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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    Please make the following in red clear for me.

    Your attention naturally gravitates toward things that are either very pleasant or very unpleasant, so if you can train yourself to keep your attention on something as neutral as your breath, then you can keep your attention on anything else. Your breath is like New York City for your attention---if your attention can make it here, it can make it anywhere. Hence, if you become very good at settling attention on breathing, you may find yourself able to pay much better attention in class or at meetings.

    Is this saying "if you can keep your attention on New York City, you can keep it on any other city or area"?

    Thank you.

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    It means if you can keep your attention on your breath, you can also keep your attention on everything.
    And i guess New York City is just a symbol of the middle of the world, which means it's very important.

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    If you can focus your attention on this, you can focus on anything.

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    It's a big help.

    Thank you all.

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