Ease and Engagement

Focus on Pleasure

Throughout your practice, focus on pleasure. What feels good? How can I support the good feeling?

Meditative traditions use focal points to train awareness. Many traditions are defined by the focal point they choose. The focal point for awareness training could be anything. Common focal points are breath, sound, sensation and mantra. I have found focusing on pleasure to be an excellent way to train awareness.

What we put our awareness on grows. When we rest our awareness on pleasant sensation we create a positive feedback loop in which we experience more pleasant sensations. As we practice this way, we are developing a meditative awareness and increasing our ability to feel good at the same time.