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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 XII. - The Ideal - 66

Among thy sons 0 God! let me be one.
--- Edward Egleston.

To live divinely is man's work.
--- Theodore Parker.

The thing we long for that we are
For one transcendent moment,
E'er yet the present poor and bare
Can make its sneering comment.
Still through our paltry stir and strife,
Glows the wished Ideal,
And Longing moulds in clay, what Life
Carves in the marble Real.
--- Lowell.

I have suggested in previous sections that it is the picture in the mind that is of importance that the Imagination is the creative power. I wish now to intensify this thought. All things are but material reflections of mental images. You realize this in the statue and the painting, the temple and the machine. On my wall hangs a most beautiful painting, "The Coming Light." The light is breaking through brilliant clouds, In hues that envious make the pearl-shell, gem and flower. This picture is but a faint representation of the picture that was in the Soul of the painter. He did his best to catch it with canvas and brush. Had it not existed for him before the brush was in his hand, it would not have become my joy.

There stands a statue in yonder museum that I love

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