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When I am away, I am with it. When I am with it, I am away.
Alain De Botton
It is one of the unexpected disasters of the modern age that our new unparalleled access to information has come at the price of our capacity to concentrate on anything much. The deep, immersive thinking which produced many of civilization's most important achievements has come under unprecedented assault. We are almost never far from a machine that guarantees us a mesmerizing and libidinous escape from reality. The feelings and thoughts which we have omitted to experience while looking at our screens are left to find their revenge in involuntary twitches and our ever-decreasing ability to fall asleep when we should.
Enroll your body, soul and spirit and engage your time to do what you know best. Dedicate yourself to the work at hand and you will be rewarded by the fruits you will bear!
Freedom is a rare and delicate plant. Our minds tell us, and history confirms, that the great threat to freedom is the concentration of power.
I find that when I am actually writing, I enter a zone of concentration too small to admit my troubles.
Chess sharpens the mind, stimulates concentration, improves the memory and promotes visualization.
One is always seeking the touchstone that will dissolve one's deficiencies as a person and as a craftsman. And one is always bumping up against the fact that there is none except hard work, concentration, and continued application.
Stress kills, and concentration fulfills.
Get tuned in to the goals created from each dream and stay focused. You might miss the goals if you are not focused.
Concentration is not staring hard at something. It is not trying to concentrate.
My brain I'll prove the female to my soul; my soul the father: and these two beget a generation of still-breeding thoughts, and these same thoughts people this little world.
As always when he worked with this much concentration he began to feel a sense of introverting pressure. There was no way out once he was in, no genuine rest, no one to talk to who was capable of understanding the complexity (simplicity) of the problem or the approaches to a tentative solution. There came a time in every prolonged effort when he had a moment of near panic, or "terror in a lonely place," the original semantic content of the word. The lonely place was his own mind. As a mathematician he was free from subjection to reality, free to impose his ideas and designs on his own test environment. The only valid standard for his work, its critical point (zero or infinity), was the beauty it possessed, the deft strength of his mathematical reasoning. THe work's ultimate value was simply what it revealed about the nature of his intellect. What was at stake, in effect, was his own principle of intelligence or individual consciousness; his identity, in short. This was the infalling trap, the source of art's private involvement with obsession and despair, neither more nor less than the artist's self-containment, a mental state that led to storms of overwork and extended stretches of depression, that brought on indifference to life and at times the need to regurgitate it, to seek the level of expelled matter. Of course, the sense at the end of a serious effort, if the end is reached successfully, is one of lyrical exhilaration. There is air to breathe and a place to stand. The work gradually reveals its attachment to the charged particles of other minds, men now historical, the rediscovered dead; to the main structure of mathematical thought; perhaps even to reality itself, the so-called sum of things. It is possible to stand in time's pinewood dust and admire one's own veronicas and pavanes.
Shallan, weren't you supposed to be reading?” “I . . . had trouble concentrating.” “So you came up on deck,” Jasnah said, “to sketch pictures of young men working without their shirts on. You expected this to help your concentration?
Distraction wastes our energy, concentration restores it.
Mark F. Lamoure
MAKE SUCCESS HAPPEN Success is like a camera. Only focus on what is most important. Ignore trivial details. Concentrate on your main goal image for success. Develop your pictures. If they don't turn out, don't give up. Take more shots at it. Always be persistent. Focus on making success clearly happen.
Charles F. Haanel
Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power.
I am full of fire and passion. I am not ready yet for great concentration and passion.
Tengo had a gift for such work. He was a born technician, possessing both the intense concentration of a bird sailing through the air in search of prey and the patience of a donkey hauling water, playing always by the rules of the game.
The more you concentrate on what you discover that you will be good for you to pursue, the more experienced you will be while doing it.
The conscious mind is intended as a focusing tool, not a storing place.
Michael Caine is a movie star, but he's also a great actor. I can't say that about every movie star. It's the concentration he has.
I have discovered that you will achieve nothing if you pursue everything. Be specific and stay focused.
Meditation is not an act that has to be done separately or to be achieved in isolation of the forests. It is a quality, which continuously gets enhanced with the habit of doing even the smallest of the tasks with full concentration.
Our lives are so busy, and for many of us the demands are overwhelming. Some of us focus so much on the needs of others, we lose sight of ourselves. Stop, for one moment. Take a deep breath. Be still. Re-focus. Concentrate on improving YOUR life. One situation at a time; You can't be much good to others, if you're no good to yourself. If they love you, they’ll understand.
I thought you had to give up a lot for art, and you did. It required complete concentration. It also required that whatever money you had had to be put into art materials.
George Henry Lewes
The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.
Nothing erases unpleasant thoughts more effectively than conscious concentration on pleasant ones.
Specialization, concentration and consistency is the key to outstanding performance... Love your zone!
Loudon Wainwright Iii
After a war, after a concentration camp, I find it's not too difficult to be happy.
It's all about concentration and repetition. That's all it is.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness and the happiness of others.
I find overtime exciting. You don't have time to think about anything.
No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.
Shreeom Surye Shiva
God is the key to Sat-Chit-Ananda = Sat simply means divinity supreme existence, Chit supreme soul and Ananda simply means bliss. Direct experience would be the key to the qualified knowledge of the true significance of the Vedanta. The key to manifested and pervaded energy is the key to imperishable knowledge. The soul is the key to amazement, indescribable, infinite and pure infinite awareness. By nonattachment beholding the scenes of life is the key to divine happiness or knowledge. Positive approach is the key to gain better understanding in life. Calmness, concentration and condensation of experiences by intuitional knowledge are the key to love of all knowledge. Spiritual advancement is not to be measured by one’s displays thoughts of outward, but solely by the depth of our bliss in Egyes, Pooja, Yoga and meditation.
There were ten concentration camps in France from 1939 on.
It is the quality of time you are able to convert into the production of value. The quality of time you are able to concentrate and use to produce values is what determines your greatness.
The secret of concentration is to shut down the other windows.
The only secret I can claim to have is concentration, and that's something that can't be taught.
The complete recipe for imagination is absolute boredom.
In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil.
Because America isn't perfect, it must be evil. Because Marxist regimes make claims of perfection, they must be good. ... Remind me again, was it John Ashcroft or Fidel Castro who put H.I.V. sufferers in concentration camps?
You can set your mind to anything, just keep concentrating.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
With a great concentration, you shall become successful in eliminating the possibility of failure!
What I do requires fantastic concentration... but you can't be totally alone, or you lose all contact with reality, so even when I'm engrossed and secluded, Jack Dunphy can be there. He's my oldest and best friend, and best critic too.
In football, I need full concentration even though I really enjoy it.
The only way I could work properly was by using the absolute maximum of observation and concentration that I could possible muster.
If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work, you should acquire a cat. Alone with the cat in the room where you work ... the cat will invariably get up on your desk and settle placidly under the desk lamp ... The cat will settle down and be serene, with a serenity that passes all understanding. And the tranquility of the cat will gradually come to affect you, sitting there at your desk, so that all the excitable qualities that impede your concentration compose themselves and give your mind back the self-command it has lost. You need not watch the cat all the time. Its presence alone is enough. The effect of a cat on your concentration is remarkable, very mysterious.
And since nothing whatever happens to us outside our own brain; since nothing hurt us or gives us pleasure except within the brain, the supreme importance of being able to control what goes on in that mysterious brain is patent.
This galloping concentration in broadcast ownership is unhealthy.
To be great is not a word but work that makes a word.