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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 XI. - With Eyes See Not - 61

Let us aspire to that heaven where all is eternal and where corruption never comes.
--- Ancient Aztec King.

I speak to them in parables
because having eyes they see not
and having ears they hear not.
* * * * Their ears are dull of hearing
and their eyes they have closed,
lest at any time they shall hear with their ears
and shall see with their eyes
and should understand with their hearts!
--- Jesus.

These words reported of Jesus have been shortened into the proverb, "None so blind as those who will not see; and none so deaf as those who will not hear!" This fact is a common one. A person does not see or hear that to which he gives no attention. But within this fact lies the deeper fact, that one does not see and hear, because one wills not to see and hear. That is, each person has the power of choice and may see and may hear that which he chooses, and may not hear and may not see that which he does not choose to hear and to see. To exercise this choice is to be the master of fate. This choice is the prerogative of humanity alone. It is the patent-right of manhood; the entail of God's heritage to Man. To the degree in which we exercise this choice we have outgrown the animal in us; have made it subservient to the Human.

To see is to pay attention to. To hear is to listen to. To understand with the heart, is to so concentrate upon

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