In Kabbalah the symbols are discussed and parried about giving rise to esoteric meanings and opening ever widening horizons for study. As this is occurring it is easy to get caught up in the minutiae and lose sight of the greater picture. This greater picture is the connection that each of us have with Qudsha Brikh Hu, the Eternal, Hashem, the source of all being.
At first this would seem to be a daunting task to undertake in approaching the holiness that is deep within however, we have the prerequisite tools in the exposition of consciousness that breaks down the complex into the simple. One such tool of discovery is the realization that Consciousness is compartmentalized. Yes our thoughts are compartmentalized. Here is what this means intellectually and practically.
There is only one thought that ever stands alone and that is the thought of Hashem. It is the center whereby everything else attaches itself to. Within this center radiates all that is and all that is to come. Every other thought that arises is a secondary thought and due to this secondary nature it cannot exist without its attachment to Hashem and by extension without its attachments to other thoughts of like nature.
When we think about a thing we are at first enamored of its presence especially when it seems relatively new. Then we seek to associate this thing or thought with another center of thinking. This is the start of compartmentalization. This is an innate process that serves truly as an organization of thinking. It is the beginning of that sense of order that leads us back to Hashem as the ultimate category so to speak wherein all of our thoughts must return to.
Once you understand that this compartmentalization of thought is taking place then you will be able to arrive at anyplace within the entire thought process verifying its unity and promoting its higher purpose.
How does this insight help you? Suppose you are thinking about achieving a goal and are wondering how to go about it. If you start with your goal inevitably other thoughts will attempt to attach themselves to that goal thought and out of these attachments you will eventually build up the momentum of thought that produces actions which will move you closer to attainment of your goal.
Now intervening thoughts may distract you as their centers of purpose are divergent from this goal thought. This is when you must recognize the inevitable nature of your goal thought and keep your focus there until you witness its fruition. The secret of focus then will become to link your goal thought with Hashem for there no more powerful center of attachment than this.
Once you have linked your goal thought with Hashem you will have achieved not only the ultimate in the compartmentalization of thought you will also raise your goal thought to a holy level assuring its fruition. B"H.