What do we give our attention to in this life? Is there anything that is so totally absorbing to us that we cannot be distracted— no matter what is happening? One-pointed attention is the capacity to stay completely focused on whatever is right before us. There is a story about a speaker who was a student of Zen and who was giving a talk at a conference in Tokyo. In mid-sentence, the speaker was interrupted by an earthquake; everyone fled the room except the speaker. When everyone returned after the earthquake, the speaker calmly completed his interrupted sentence and finished his talk. Each of us can develop the ability to stay focused on that which is before us to do. As we become clear and centered in doing our daily tasks with full and complete attention, we discover more energy and enthusiasm for all the details of life.