Attention originates not from discipline but from pleasure.
Attention, for the actor, is an inner world of play
where the mind flows through the realm of infinite choice.
When the child-within's curiosity and interest is aroused,
attention is total.
Thus, an actor does not force attention, but rather,
allows an innate love of life to be the guide.
The kind of attention an actor wants is one
that not only narrows the mind's focus, but also, one that broadens it.
Do not let yourself fixate on one point for too long,
but allow your attention to fluidly juggle your mind's eye.
There is a big difference between being absorbed and being fixated.
The former allows for play, the latter obliterates it.
Allow the child-within to decide where your attention will dance.

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