Concentration means gathering of all the scattered movements of consciousness into a single point, place, object, thought, idea, condition, state or movement. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/03/appendix-to-questions-and-answers-1929#p9</ref> <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/23-december-1950#p7</ref> <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/concentration-and-meditation#p3 </ref>
Concentration is an active state.
You may concentrate mentally, you may concentrate vitally, psychically, physically, and you may concentrate integrally. Concentration or the capacity to gather oneself at one point is more difficult than meditation. You may gather together one portion of your being or consciousness or you may gather together the whole of your consciousness or even fragments of it, that is, the concentration may be partial, total or integral, and in each case the result will be different. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/25-december-1950#p12</ref>
Concentration is not only an intellectual thing, it may be found in all the activities of the being, including bodily activities. The control over the nerves should be such as would allow
you a complete concentration on what you are doing and, through the very intensity of your concentration, you acquire an immediate response to external touches. To attain this concentration you need a conscious control of the energies. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/23-december-1950#p1 </ref>
== Why Concentrate==