As a Man Thinketh— Books That Changed My Life Pt. 7
Author: James Allen
Another step inside the top shelf of my library and this week a more philosophical take on things.
This will probably be the shortest book you will ever read. It’s only about 72 pages (at a generous font size). But it might be the best 72 pages you ever read too.
What The Book’s About:
It’s essentially an owner’s manual for the mind. It details how our thoughts connect to the reality around us.
The brief chapters will help you understand how your thoughts are the source of all good and bad circumstances in your life.
Why It Resonates With Me:
The teachings in this book are really at the core of everything. It’s the ‘bible’ for the mind as it were and it really is the foundation of any process of self mastery.
In short everything starts here.
“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state…Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves”
“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”
“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.”
“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.”
Who’s It For:
I honestly think everyone.
You can buy the book here: http://amzn.to/2lVIQ6r
I want to share with you the books that have a profound impact on me. I always find my books through chance encounters so feel I should give back and do the same.
I’m going to be sharing one every week so give me a follow and if you have any books you want to recommend, I’d appreciate it.