Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to discover the direction in which the wind was blowing? I mean, you were truly curious, and you wanted to know the direction of the wind. Maybe you put some liquid on your finger, and then you raised your hand like a flagpole and held it high. In that moment, you were super curious. You listened with all your senses. You may have even looked over at the tree-line to see which direction the trees were leaning. In that moment, you were open and honest and genuine. You did not know the direction, but you were deeply curious.
That is the kind of focus that comes quite easily because the mind slows down and directs all of its attention. Maybe you wanted to discover the direction quickly, or maybe you just don’t like that feeling of the unknown, so you want an answer immediately. The mind wants to know the direction, but in that moment of genuine not-knowing and equal curiosity about the direction, you find pure focus.