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Henry Harrison Brown

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Henry H. Brown's

Concentration: The Road to Success

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Introductory - What is Success? - The "Why" of the Book - Concentration a Natural Process - Paying Attention - Some Channels of Waste - "I Am Life" - How Shall I Concentrate - The Will - Habits - "In the Silence" - Compensation of Concentration - With Eyes See Not - The Ideal - Prayer - Desire versus Wish - Mental Poise - Methods of Concentration - Directions for Practice - How To Do It - Some Practical Suggestions - Self-Study and the Law of Life - Special Desires versus Principles - My One Rule:-Agreement - Love - Opinions and Methods of Others - A Parting Word -


Chapter IV. - Some Channels of Waste - 26

Work while you work and play while you play;
That is the way to be happy and gay.
-My Old School Reader.

Too many irons in the fire.
Jack of all trades and master of none.
-Old Proverbs.

Laurel crowns cleave to deserts
And power to him who power exerts.
Hast not thy share? On winged feet
Lo, it flyeth thee to meet!
-Emerson.

While happiness is to be desired and is the source of health and power, being the subjective side, the cause side of these, it is often confused with mere excitement, --- especially the excitement of change, --- or of stimulant, and also with mere pleasure. Pleasure arises in the sensations of the physical body and while it is to be encouraged as a means and as such becomes a source of power, whenever sought as an end it is diffusive of power, destructive of happiness, through the reactions that follow, and thus productive of failure in line of health and a successful life. Rational pleasures are to be sought temperately. With Self-Control they are healthful. Intemperate use is diffusion, weakness. All emotions not controlled-all intemperance in any form, --- is the opposite of that concentration, which is the "Road to Success." It is the concentration of mere physical enjoyment, and since all power is Mind, (or

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