rapt1Winifred Gallagher, author of the book, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, published by The Penguin Press, discusses the benefits of focussed attention in a wonderful podcast. She provides evidence that when we focus on a singular point for 20-40 minutes our focus is improved and when we focus on the heart of comapssion for 20 to 40 minutes, our mood improves.