Any exercise or work that excites the mind - Lesson 2d: The Self Mastery

Last Update: January 26, 2017

Greetings to you my amazing WA friends

Here is Part D of Lesson 2: The Self MasteryAny exercise or work that excites the mind

Any exercise or work that excites the mind, stimulates the senses, calls the emotions and appetites into action, confuses, terrifies or emotionalizes, weakens the power of concentration. This is why all kind of excitement is bad. This is the reason why persons who drink strong drinks, who allow themselves to get into fits of temper, who fight, who eat stimulating food, who sing and dance and thus develop their emotions, who are sudden, vehement and emotional, lack the power to concentrate. But those whose actions are slower and directed by their intelligence develop concentration.

Sometimes dogmatic, willful, excitable persons can concentrate, but it is spasmodic, erratic concentration instead of controlled and uniform concentration. Their energy works by spells; sometimes they have plenty, other times very little; it is easily excited; easily wasted. The best way to understand it is to compare it with the discharge of a gun. If the gun goes off when you want it to, it accomplishes the purpose, but if it goes off before you are ready for it, you will not only waste ammunition, but it is also likely to do some damage. That is just what most persons do.

They allow their energy to explode, thus not only wasting it but endangering others. They waste their power, their magnetism and so injure their chance of success. Such persons are never well liked and never will be until they gain control over themselves. It will be necessary for them to practice many different kinds of concentration exercises, and to keep them up for some time. They must completely overcome their sudden, erratic thoughts, and regulate their emotions and movements. They must from morning to night train the mind to be steady, and direct and keep the energies at work.

The lower area of the brain is the store house of the energy. Most all persons have all the dynamic energy they need if they would concentrate it. They have the machine, but they must also have the engineer, or they will not go very far. The engineer is the self-regulating, directing power. The person that does not develop his engineering qualities will not accomplish much in life. The good engineer controls his every act. All work assists in development. By what you do you either advance or degenerate. This is a good idea to keep always in mind. When you are uncertain whether you should do something or not, just think whether by doing it you will grow or deteriorate, and act accordingly.


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Interesting information.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you.
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Temujin1 Premium
When you are excited, endorphin are coming to work. And helps you keep up.

Thanks. Usiba!
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You are welcome my friend.
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4evertrue Premium
Great post. I think the last sentence summed it up nicely - think before you act - Great advice.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Vincent.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Maybe I'm unusual but when I get really excited about something it makes me more productive and energized. Thanks for sharing.
Erica
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TheBuilder Premium
Wow that's fantastic Erica.
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GautamWorld Premium
Hi Usiba,

thank you for sharing. Interesting...

Gautam
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Hi Gautam, I'm glad you appreciate it.
Wish you all the best.
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thanks for sharing!
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You are welcome my dear Karin.
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Hi Usiba, great reading. Irv.
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Hi Irvine thanks for dropping by.
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Thanks for sharing!
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You are welcome my friend.
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jtaienao Premium
An important lesson on how our minds work Usiba.
Thank you for sharing.
Jerome
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You are welcome my dear Jerome.
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Thanks, Usiba!
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You are welcome my dear Rebecca.
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Thanks for sharing.
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You are welcome my dear Roger.
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drjec Premium
Interesting post. Thanks.
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I'm glad you like it my dear Jim.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Focusing works best when you have the ability to stay as calm as possible when all about you seems to be off track.
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Well said my dear Mickey.
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