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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 XXII. - My One Rule:-Agreement - 114

Resist not evil but overcome evil with good.
--- Jesus.

The foolish have one master, that is fear.
--- Old Proverb.

If you wish to become acquainted with Nature you must deal with her sincerely.
--- Prof. Tyndall.

How can we secure concentration?
To this question, the first and last answer must be:
By interest and strong motive.
The stronger the motive,
the greater the concentration.
--- Eustace Miller, M. D.

The one only rule I give my pupils is this --- NEVER ANTAGONIZE. Elaborate this and it becomes, Never argue! Never contend! Never contradict! Never oppose! Never resist!

Resistance is pain. Antagonism creates those conditions against which you contend. Opposition but increases the evil. Contradiction breeds ill feeling. Jesus has the law thus: "Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time he deliver thee to the judge and the judge deliver thee to officer, and thou be cast into prison!" Agree! don't resist, lest it become worse with thee. Resistance will bring an increased penalty.

Resistance is concentration upon that which you do not want. But since concentration brings into expression that upon which thought is concentrated any resistance brings to you that which you resist.

This is a negative and weak condition. Antagonism is weakness. Resistance is negative. You are influenced by outside suggestions. Denials, "Don'ts," are negative.

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