Our brain wants as little effort as possible

To develop – and maintain – a good concentration ability, you need to practice using them. In fact, Socrates was against writing (yes, actually putting words to paper) because it would atrophy our ability to memorize since we would be too reliant on the...

the power of thought

Here’s an interesting text by William Walker Atkinson: “I have told you that the power of thought could be used in a number of ways in the direction of influencing men and gaining success. I have given you an idea of how thought operates in the direction...

Being a monk

A student once mentioned this quote by William Walker Atkinson: “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...

Avoiding the scattered mind

In these modern times, it’s quite common that our mind is scattered between 1000 different thoughts, projects, and ideas. You may be doing one thing, but you’re already thinking about what to do next and what you should do the next day. Consequently, you...

Consequences of negative thoughts

In the previous email, we discussed how you should develop a mental attitude that makes you strong and discard what renders you weak. At first glance, this may look quite obvious. Why on earth would you cultivate a mental attitude that makes you weak? Nobody in his...