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Page 20 - ball-players. None careth for the ball as it were a thing good or bad ; but only about throwing it and catching it. In this, then, there is rule, in this art, quickness, judgment so that I may fail of
Page 20 - Most of the time, the vast majority of these waves stay quietly in the sub-conscious region, while only a small minority pass in and out of the aware region; but under certain circumstances, a great many may obtrude themselves into the illuminated area, and when this happens, trouble promptly ensues,
Page 20 - Each family of waves may be said to be made up of two sub-groups; one of which, comprising the waves representing the sensations of position, of vibration, and the deep muscle and tendon sensations, is a stable, stayat-home cluster which normally always remains in the sub-consciousness. The other sub-group, which includes the sensations of touch, pain, and temperature, is more mobile,
Page 11 - each impression made upon our consciousness from the time of birth to the present moment, is represented by a wave, and the waves are arranged in groups and systems, according to the laws of association.
Page 20 - This process in fact plays an important part in the genesis of hypochondriasis, where the sufferer becomes abnormally aware of many, one might almost say of all of his sensations; and it also plays no
Page 20 - ball, even if I spread out my lap, and another, if I throw it, may catch it. But if I am anxious and nervous as I catch and throw, what kind of play is this? How shall one be steady? How shall he observe the order of the game? One will call 'Throw,' 'Do not throw,' and another, 'You have thrown once.' But this is strife and not play.
Page 20 - to make use of what is thrown, that is where my proper business begins.
Page 20 - What is true of the part is true of the whole, and
Page 20 - The sufferer little realizes that their abnormality consists chiefly in mal-position and not in intrinsic quality or significance. Once having gained the
Page 20 - Thus Socrates knew how to play ball. How? When he jested in the court of justice.

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