The focus on focus may not be as useful as we thought.
The gaze is dynamic, trainable.
A hard gaze, or a tight focus is inherently related to a fear state.
Is it possible that a hard focus interrupts the ability to learn, absorb, assimilate, integrate, and respond to feedback?
You've heard the phrase "open awareness?"
Try right now softening your eyes, eye muscles, and taking in more light and peripheral information, though it may not be "in focus."
You may even feel compelled to breathe deliberately.
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