Oz Fritz has published a new "position paper" on focusing attention and love under will, drawing on his extensive knowledge of esoterica, Aleister Crowley and forms of meditation. I thought this paragraph was interesting:
Now here's some incentive though it likely won't be believed until experienced. Strengthening attention acts as a form of life extension. Attention slows down time, or, if you like, slows down the perception of time ... same thing as far as the body's aging mechanisms are concerned. You hear about people in car accidents saying that everything went into slow motion during the accident. This is because the crisis reflexively triggers attention far beyond normal. Time seems to slow down as the velocity of brain activity speeds up. This can be more subtly noticed in learning a new activity or the protocols of a new situation such as the first day on the job. Everything happens very fast as you struggle to learn and keep up. As you learn the ropes, the pace of activity slows to a manageable rate. The so-called learning curve is a gathering, concentration and crystalization of attention related to the new subject or activity. Experienced music producers can hear more in one playback of a song than the average listener because they've increased and trained their listening attention to an advanced degree such that the music doesn't go by as fast as it does to the untrained ear.
See also my earlier post, Oz Fritz and RAW on the art of paying attention.