Health and Body Building.
(By Physical Culturist), v
This week I intend to give a few hints for developing mind power, which is so necessary in conjunction with physical exercise and in the case of disease. One of the first essentials to the 'development of mind control or concentration is to stop worrying. Worry has been rightly described as a web. Everyone knows how very dangerous it is to be caught in it, but very few know how important it is to try- to get out of it. People who worry habitually very rarely enjoy 7 perfect health, because their thoughts are so morbid, and morbid thoughts could never accompany a perfect state of health. Mot only does their health suffer, but they make other people miserable, while they 7 allow their thoughts to get into such a tangie. If these people would only think what a Power the brain wields, and how 7 it may best b» turned to their own advantage, they would be considerably happier. The importance of concentration cannot be over-estimated. How 7 many people really take the trouble to think WHAT IT IS THEY ARE THINKING ?
A prominent writer on this subject says :—“Suppose you write down the thoughts that are passing through your brain whilst worrying. Would they not run somewhat as follows ? —'How very annoying ,’ ‘How tiresome it is that so-and-so or such-and-such a thing ‘What shall I do if I can’t have Try for a few moments to put aside all these phrases and substitute for them the thought—'There must be a way to set things right." ’’ As I said in my last notes, if people would only learn to concentrate all their thoughts on whatever they are doing, there would be fewer mistakes madt and less trouble. For instance, if you are writing a letter, don't try and talk to someome at the same time, but concentrate all your thoughts on what you are writing, and then when you have finished it turn all your thoughts to what your companion has to say to you. This is concentration, and the only way to secure proper mind power, and, as I pointed out in my last, the only way to secure proper benefit from physical culture.
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Health and Body Building., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907
Health and Body Building. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907
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