A Lesson on Concentration (Part 2)
Not too long ago, my older brother blessed me with some research material to help get my website off the ground…something interesting from one his books stood out:
“THE WHOLE WORLD IS SUFFERING FROM A CHRONIC CASE OF ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER.”
It’s a quote by Rich Schefren, who says that this age of mass advertising, instant gratification, and advanced communication technology (high-speed internet, text messaging, etc.) has seriously taxed the average person’s ability to concentrate. Essentially, we live in a world of constant information overload, and for most of us, this comes with a severe price…
It’s a lack of concentration that keeps us unproductive and unable reach our goals. It’s a lack of concentration that keeps us from developing our talents and cultivating our skills, from using our brains (to recall important facts, think logically and make good decisions) and from gaining peace of mind. Ultimately, it’s a lack of concentration that keeps us in poverty: financial poverty, spiritual poverty and poverty of character…
Now I’m no master on the subject, but I did get some help with this by checking out The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont a few years back: a mind-power masterpiece with an old-school vibe to it that you can’t find in the bookstores today.
“The person that is able to concentrate utilizes all constructive thoughts and shuts out all destructive ones. The greatest man would accomplish nothing if he lacked concentration…” ~ Theron Q. Dumont
Written in 1918, Dumont covers both the spirituality of concentration and the practical techniques needed to develop it. Get your hands on a free copy of the book here.
“Thermon Q. Dumont” is actually a pseudonym though: back in the day, he went under a variety of pen names and dropped jewels on a variety of subjects. Anytime you come across some classic spiritual, self-development material written by a:
- William Walker Atkinson, a
- Theodore Sheldon, a
- Magus Incognitus or a
- Yogi Ramacharakai,
…you’re talking about the same cat (I believe William Walker Atkinson was his real government though). He wrote almost a hundred books actually, including:
- “The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism” (in 1913)
- “Thought-Force in Business & Everyday Life” (in 1900)
- “Telepathy: Its Theory, Facts & Proofs,” (in 1910) and much more…
“Do not become discouraged if you are unable to hold your thought on the subject for very long at first; there are very few can. It seems a peculiar fact that it is easier to concentrate on something that is not good for us than on something that is beneficial…but you can overcome this tendency when you learn to concentrate consciously.“ ~ Theron Q. Dumont
You can concentrate, but will you??? (Remember, “sometimes only a trifle prevents one from becoming a success…”) Here’s that link to download the book one last time.