Thinking is a continual action we engage in; consciously or unconsciously. It determines the outcome of our life greatly, whether we are aware of it or not. Are your thoughts serving you?
I love to weigh powerful words in my mind and allow it marinate my soul. As a deeply introspective individual, it is not surprising that this self-help classic is a favorite of mine which I would like to share with you as my actionable book review. I enjoy this classic by James Allen so much, that I bound myself to reading it once a year. In the past 4 years, I ensure to read it within the first 90 days of the year. It helps to reset, reshape and rejuvenate my thinking.
Having an active mind, my thought life is an area that I keep cultivating. Therefore, it is imperative that I am proactive and intentional in developing a mind that helps me, and not the type that hurts me. Just like we have spring cleaning every year, it is always good to detox our minds, and let go of anything that might hinder us. Let go of anything that doesn’t serve us.
This classic was written in 1902 by James Allen, a typical Tolstoyan who was a strong proponent of a MASTERMIND. Allen wrote 15 other classics in the early 1900s. All worth reading. Here are a few takeaways from this classic that has built me over the years.
This is a short book and worth a read, I tell ya! It can be found easily as a downloadable free pdf. Of the entire book, I consider this a life-changing paragraph-
“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master”
As we think, so we are. As we continue to think, so we remain.
Originally published at altmba10.altmba.com on April 24, 2017.
Originally published at medium.com