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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 XVIII. - How To Do It - 97

It is the same Force in the human breast,
That makes us gods or demons. If we gird
Those strong emotions by which we are stirred
With might of will and purpose, heights unguessed
Shall dawn for us. Or if we give them sway
We can sink down and consort with the lost.
--- Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

The truth is that really all have untold treasures of power locked in their inner being. In fact all are millionaires, but their priceless treasures will remain useless to them, till some one informs them of their own possessions and hands them the key with which to unlock them.
--- E. D. Babbitt.

Though at the expense again of repetition I add here and in the following sections, some extracts from my "Mail Course in The Art of Living." This art of controlling one's self which we call "Voluntary Concentration," is not merely learning, it is living; and to live this Principle means that there must be repetition, "line upon line" till the thought becomes a part of the whole mental man, as the food of the morning has become in results, part of the physical man. In as many ways as possible, I am repeating the simple principle of Human-control, of Self-control through Concentration, which is only control through Auto-Suggestion.

I wish to clear from your mind the confusion that exists in the minds of many students along New Thought lines as to the meaning and the use of this term Concentration. This thought take with you: you do concentrate. But it is the concentration of habit, a habit created by necessity. All successful men

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