You can choose to be good or bad, but you definitely cannot choose to think good thoughts or bad thoughts. I agree that thoughts are powerful and can to an extent lead the way life moves, but they do not always have a role to play. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonious in the spirit, in that they point the reader towards those heights of self-knowledge and self-conquest which, rising above the turbulence of the world, lift their peaks where the Heavenly Silence reigns. A perfect Love, seeing the suffering which both states entail, condemns neither. It rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into habits of drunkenness and sensuality, which solidify into circumstances of destitution and disease. The reader can, if he so resolves, trace the action of the laws of thought in his own mind and life, and until this is done, mere external facts cannot serve as a ground of reasoning.
Or at least imagine we already have them. The main message of this succinct, yet powerful, book is: the quality of your thoughts determine your quality of life. A short little reminder that your mind is your greatest asset or your biggest liability. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations. He also said the reverse is true, bad health is a result of bad thoughts, which I do not agree. Columbus cherished a vision of another world, and he discovered it.
Could he have avoided those thoughts if he willed himself hard enough? Even at birth the soul comes to its own, and through every step of its earthly pilgrimage it attracts those combinations of conditions which reveal itself, which are the reflections of its own purity and impurity, its strength and weakness. As he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene. Each sentence is a pearl of truth and wisdom; each word carries as much meaning as a single word possibly can. As he thinks , so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains. No one has really done justice to such a grand system, though there have been, now and then, innumerable attempts. Well worth the money and I will probably read it several times during my lunch hour.
Discipline, denial, and renunciation do not constitute the Divine State; they are only the means by which it is attained. What I find intriguing about it is that all of us have such powerful inherent potential and yet we cut ourselves down and undermine our own efforts with useless and defeatist thinking. These affordable digital shorts will help the harried and the hurried to breathe deep, reassess, and re-purpose their day in the time it takes to drink a large latte. Chapter Called That Of The All-Sided One, Containing A Description Of The Transformations Of Avalokitesvara. He also said the reverse is true, bad health is a result of bad thoughts, which I do not agree.
Justice, not injustice, is the soul and substance of life. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both by suffering and bliss. Very soon so altered has his mind become that the workshop can no longer hold him. Before I say anything else, I have to admit that although I practice the Law I freak out every time it works and I agree with the majority of the teachings e. It's a book that reminds you of the basic principals of thought and how your thoughts effect every aspect of life. It brings plenty out of poverty, power out of weakness, loveliness out of deformity, sweetness out of bitterness, light out of darkness, and produces all blissful conditions out of its own substantial but indefinable essence. Here is an employer of labor who adopts crooked measures to avoid paying the regulation wage, and, in the hope of making larger profits, reduces the wages of his workpeople.
This book just really concentrates all the great things any religious or spiritual material without trying to convert to anything. Quite simply you are what you think. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. I really enjoyed it and have set some new personal development goals in line with the book's concepts. You can make the best of what you have but blaming someones thoughts for the cards they were dealt in life be it poverty, health, or life circumstance can only be done by people who have never suffered the many injustices of this life. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.
Barnum died 1891 A small collection of thoughts on how powerful our minds truly are, this is book you'll want to turn to again and again because though it's short, it's deep with meaning. Better laws and social conditions will always follow a higher realization of morality among the individuals of a community, but no legal enactment can give prosperity to, nay it cannot prevent the ruin of, a man or a nation that has become lax and decadent in the pursuit and practice of virtue. As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them. This is so similar to book like The Secret and other books that have been so popular in the last It's amazing to me how certain philosophies are timeless. As a Man Thinketh : Create the Life You Want, A Hampton Roads Collection. A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
But to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all - such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day to day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor. The book mentioned most often was James Allen's As a Man Thinketh. And when do we put a stop to it? All action comes from thought. As a Man Thinketh brings together western and eastern schools of thought, and marries mysticism and pragmatism to offer uplifting wisdom and advice about shaping our lives with the power of our own thoughts. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. In the end more than trying to convince other people with our excuses it seems that we are trying the hardest to convince ourselves, the one person who it is the hardest to lie to since we know we can and ought to do more and be more. While tempers and impatience are not good qualities, neither is a lack of emotion, and there is nothing wrong with a happy animated person, a person I would never describe as calm.
These affordable digital shorts will help the harried and the hurried to breathe deep, reassess, and re-purpose their day in the time it takes to drink a large latte. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind. A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought. While having a healthy body definitely puts you ahead of the game, a healthy mind and attitude will dictate the outcome of both. Such a man is altogether unfitted for prosperity.
The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. A man does not come to the almshouse or the jail by the tyranny of fate of circumstance, but by the pathway of groveling thoughts and base desires. This godly sorrow may not be what he means by suffering, but I also can't imagine suffering at the unforseen death of a loved one to be suffering of our own making, unless you are considering it to be a challenge in life you chose to encounter. He eventually worked his way up to the position of executive secretary for a high ranking officer of an English corporation. Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. He wants to gratify his taste for rich and unnatural foods and have his health as well.