We have become so engrossed in the work of the Lord that we have forgotten the Lord of the work.
How idle a boast, after all, is the immortality of a name! Time is ever silently turning over his pages; we are too much engrossed by the story of the present to think of the character and anecdotes that gave interest to the past; and each age is a volume thrown aside and forgotten.
I am more and more engrossed with the single poetic theme of Life and Death, for there doesn't seem to be any question more directly relevant than this one of what survives of all the beloved.alun lewis
How quickly nature falls into revolt When gold becomes her object! For this the foolish over-careful fathers Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their brains with care, Their bones with industry: For this they have engrossed and pil'd up The canker'd heaps of strange-achieved gold; For this they have been thoughtful to invest Their sons with arts and martial exercises.william shakespeare
...the real origin and essence of the hypnotic condition, is the induction of a habit of abstraction or mental concentration , in which, as in reverie or spontaneous abstraction, the powers of the mind are so much engrossed with a single idea or train of thought , as, for the nonce, to render the individual unconscious of, or indifferently conscious to, all other ideas , impressions, or trains of thought. The hypnotic sleep, therefore, is the very antithesis or opposite mental and physical condition to that which precedes and accompanies common sleep...