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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 XVI. - Methods of Concentration - 87

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he Who finds himself loses his misery.
--- Matthew Arnold.

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
--- Whittier.

Our efficiency consists so much in 'our concentration, that nature usually in the instances where a marked man is sent into the world, overloads him with bias, sacrificing symmetry to working power.
--- Emerson.

People have interpreted Concentration to mean a kind of worrying over some "ideal" --- a mental treatment has been understood as a strained holding of a certain thought will-power has been looked upon as bulldog tenacity.

Instead of all this mental wear and tear,
let us now ascend to the throne of Faith and Love,
and with cheerfulness and self-reliance build better conditions.

Instead of holding on so tightly, why not let go --- give a chance for the expression of the infinite potencies. The control of one's thoughts should be undertaken easily --- no impatience --- no hurry --- no strain. What is there to strive for? We are now heirs to celestial conditions; happiness is immediately ours if we will let go, if we will keep quiet.
keep quiet.
--- Fred Bury.

Understand that peace of mind will not allow you to be anxious, or fearful, or timid, or rigid; will not allow any thought of doubt of the righteousness of your conduct. You can hold no must over yourself. "I do this because I like to do it!" is the true spirit.

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