Qu: What do writing, yoga, meditation and human rights all have in common?
Answer: They all involve paying attention.
(Other answers may also be correct, in fact they almost certainly are)
William James said:
|“||Everyone knows what
attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and
vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible
objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration, of
consciousness are of its essence. It implies withdrawal from some
things in order to deal effectively with others, and is a condition
which has a real opposite in the confused, dazed, scatterbrained state
which in French is called distraction, and Zerstreutheit in German.