Have You a Strong Will?: Or, How to Develop Will-power, Or Any Other Faculty Or Attribute of the Mind, and Render it Habitual by the Easy Process of Self-hypnotism

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G. Redway, 1899 - Autogenic training - 235 pages
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Page 229 - What more felicity can fall to creature Than to enjoy delight with liberty, And to be lord of all the works of nature! To...
Page 190 - The blue fly sung i' the pane ; the mouse Behind the mouldering wainscot shrieked, Or from the crevice peered about. Old faces glimmered through the doors, Old footsteps trod the upper floors, Old voices called her from without. She only said, " My life is dreary, He cometh not...
Page 36 - No" to anything; in short, to keep up to the mark or make any kind of effort that you WILL do it — as calmly and unthinkingly as may be. Do not desire to do it sternly or forcibly, or in spite of obstacles — but simply and coolly make up your mind to do it — and it will much more likely be done. And it is absolutely true — crede experto — that if persevered in, this willing yourself to will by easy impulse unto impulse given, will lead to marvelous and most satisfactory results.
Page 34 - ... the mind so as to fall asleep while thinking of it as a thing to be. My next step was to will that I should, all the next day, be free from any nervous or mental worry, or preserve a hopeful, calm, or well-balanced state of mind. This led to many minute and extremely curious experiences and observations. That the imperturbable or calm state of mind promptly set in was undeniable, but it often behaved, like the Angel in HG Wells...
Page xxvii - All that Man has ever attributed to an Invisible World without, lies, in fact, within him, and the magic key which will confer the faculty of sight and the power to conquer is the Will. It has always been granted that it is a marvellously good thing to have a strong will, or a determined or resolute mind, and great has been the writing thereon. I have by me the last book on the subject, in which the faculty is enthusiastically praised, and the reader is told through all the...
Page 80 - Therefore, as the active principle in mental work, I regard it as a kind of selfimpulse, or that minor part in the division of the force employed which sets the major into action. Now, if we really understand this and can succeed in employing Forethought as the preparation for, and impulse to, Self-Suggestion, we shall greatly aid the success of the latter, because the former insures attention and interest.
Page 79 - If just as it goes, you will give the bow a quick push, though the effort be trifling, the arrow will fly almost as far again as it would have done without it. Or, if, as is well known, in wielding a very sharp sabre, we make the draw-cut, that is if...
Page v - I clearly describe and which has been tested and verified beyond all denialcause himself to remain during the following day in a perfectly calm or cheerful state of mind ; and this condition may, by means of repetition and practice, be raised or varied to other states or conditions of a far more active or intelligent description.
Page ii - FORMER PRESIDENT OF HARVARD COLLEGE " Preference being given to works in the Intellectual and Moral Sciences.
Page 52 - Fairyland, with new lives. This is, indeed, a beautiful conception, and I may remark that I will in another place comment on the curious fact that we can add to and intensify ideas by thus passing them through our minds in sleep. Just by the same process as that which enables us to awake at a given hour, and simply by substituting other ideas for that of time, can we acquire the ability to bring upon ourselves pre-determined or desired states of mind. This is Self-Suggestion or deferred determination,...

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