Part Eighteen - Page 5

  1. Attention has been held to be the distinguishing mark of genius. The cultivation of attention depends upon practice.
  2. The incentive of attention is interest; the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest, action and reaction; begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest; this interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention.
  3. This week concentrate upon your power to create; seek insight, perception; try to find a logical basis for the faith which is in you. Let the thought dwell on the fact that the physical person lives and moves and has their being in the sustainer of all organic life, air that they must breathe to live. Then let the thought rest on the fact that the spiritual person also lives and moves and has their being in a similar but subtler energy upon which they must depend for life, and that as in the physical world no life assumes form until after a seed is sown, and no higher fruit than that of the parent stock can be produced; so in the spiritual world no effect can be produced until the seed is sown and the fruit will depend upon the nature of the seed, so that the results which you secure depend upon your perception of law in the mighty domain of causation, the highest evolution of human consciousness.
There is no thought in my mind but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means. - Emerson

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