There are basically two states of the mind: that of heedlessness, in which the mind drifts or responds passively to the events as they occur; and the consciously applied recollection of the purposeful life. In deciding to do anything worthwhile, we have to make a definite decision to set before the mind the purpose in view and use the will to realise our determination to carry it out.

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This article is from the Autumn 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.