Attention and concentration

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: Sir, can I be in attention even when the mind is distracted? Does attention also depend on whether I am loving the thing that I am doing or not?

Acharya Prashant (AP): Attention is a quality of the mind. Attention is the deep desire of the mind to understand. Understanding means settling down…