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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 XV. - Mental Poise - 85

My peace I leave with you. --- Jesus.

But when the heart is full of din,
And doubt beside the portal waits,
They can but listen at the gates
And hear the household jar within.
--- Tennyson.

Right is Right, since God is God,
And Right the day must win!
To doubt would be disloyalty!
To falter would be sin.
--- Old Hymn.

Where concentration is, there is a mental peace. Unrest denotes a mind wandering and unstable. Therefore would you have reflected from the sub-conscious storehouse of wisdom into the consciousness, the wisdom for the moment, there must be mental quiet. In this quietness the mind becomes like a still lake and the light within is so reflected that you know what to do. Concentration means peace of mind. Seek this condition for success in any undertaking.

A good way to seek this is to concentrate upon some passage of literature that has quieting power. The story of Jesus stilling the tempest illustrates the power of the soul to still the storms of the mental life. Think, "Peace be still," and hold the mind upon some passage of quieting verse or text. I find myself repeating verses long ago memorized, and as it has been my habit from youth to memorize poems, there is always in my mind one ready for the occasion. If you will memorize the following stanzas, or passages at beginning of sections

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