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Henry Harrison Brown

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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 XXIV. - Opinions and Methods of Others - 122

In order to discover truth we must be truthful ourselves and must welcome those who point out our errors as heartily as those who approve our discoveries.
--- Max Muller.

Seeking happiness as our aim, we declare knowledge and obedience to that knowledge to be its means, and freedom its condition. The cultivation must receive attention not less than the improvement and equipment of the brain, if our lives are to be worthy, useful and happy.
--- George Illis.

That you may have the same thought from other points of view I give the following extracts. This is from the editor of The New Thought Journal, London:

CONCENTRATION

Reserve a special hour each day for cultivation of your ideal. Begin by reading for half an hour or so along the lines you wish to develop. Always use for this purpose the best and most inspiring authority you can find upon the subject, that you may come into rapport with those who have accomplished most in the field you wish to enter. Read that you may be enthused by their enthusiasm and enlightened by their accomplishment. Read slowly and meditate upon each sentence. To meditate is to be still mentally and let the spirit of the writer commune with your spirit, imparting to you the great things which can never be expressed in words alone.

Choose the highest reading on your special line, then "loaf and invite your soul," to absorb what is beyond your present understanding.

After reading and meditating thus until you are mentally and spiritually exalted in the desired realm, lay aside your reading and lie down (if possible) in a comfortable position, taking pains to give the lungs freedom for full breathing. Of course you have your windows well open. Never go into the silence, or go to sleep in a tightly-closed

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