Richard G. Petty, MD

Clarity and Consistency

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“If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for. For example: A man came to me asking me to speak the word that a certain debt would be wiped out. I found he spent his time planning what he would say to the man when he did not pay his bill, thereby neutralizing my words. He should have seen himself paying the debt.”          

–Florence Scovel Shinn (American Artist, Metaphysics Teacher and Author, 1871-1940)   

“Florence Scovel Shinn – The Collection: The Game of Life And How To Play It, The Secret Door To Success, The Power of the Spoken Word, Your Word Is Your Wand” (Florence Scovel Shinn)

Concentrated Power

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“Concentrated power is silence. Diffused power is noise…..When you reach the place of silence in mind, you have reached the place of power, the place where all is one.”     

–Baird Spalding (American Explorer, Spiritual Seeker and Writer, 1857-1953)   

Watch Your Basket Grow

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“Concentrate: put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket.”         

–Andrew Carnegie (Scottish-born American Steel Magnate and Philanthropist, 1935-1919)

Concentrate Your Energy. And Don’t Stop!

“The Magic Of Believing” (Claude M. Bristol)

“One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aim be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.”           

–Claude M. Bristol (American Writer, 1891-1951)   

True Concentration


“True concentration comes when the disciple is able to surrender himself to, and identify himself with, the Atman, that Self which is present as the unchanging Witness of every thought and of every sensation. It is only when this is achieved that the mind of the yogi becomes steady “like a lamp in a windless place.”

–Sri Krishna Prem (a.k.a. Ronald Henry Nixon, a.k.a. Gopal Da, English-born Hindu Teacher, 1898-1965)

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