In 1902, at the age of 38, James Allen published a little book based on the aphorism, “As a man thinketh so is he.” It’s a little book comprised of only seven chapters and about thirty nine pages. I was given a copy about fourty years ago. The lauguage is typical of vernacular used during the turn of the twentieth century, but the message is clear and just as relavent today as it was back then. I carry a copy of the book in my purse wherever I go. My first copy is falling apart from use. I used a Sharpie to underscore especially poignant thoughts. Before I realized it most of my book was marked. As A Man Thinketh helped me realize the power of my own thoughts in creating my life.
James Allen states in the Forward of the book: “This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended, as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to discover the perception of the truth that ‘They themselves are makers of themselves.’ by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the innergarment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness.”
This little book of widsom has been available for over 100 years, but the messge is just as relevant today as it was in 1902. You and I create our lives through our thoughts. We now know that everything is vibrating energy including our thoughts. Thoughts of love, peace and prosperity vibrate at a high frequency and attract more love, peace and prosperity. On the other hand, low vibrating thoughts of hate, anger, fear and jealousy also attract more of the same.
Circumstance does not make a man, it reveals him to himself. We do not attract what we want, but we do attract what we are. We only begin to live productively when we cease to whine and revile against our lives and begin to search for the hidden justice which regulates our life. Every thought or emotion has its own frequency. When we finally realize we are attracting things into our lives by the frequencies we are emitting, we begin to make progress. We imagine that thoughts can be kept secret, but they cannot. They control the circumstances of our lives and attract into our lives more of the same.
There are times when unwanted thoughts race through our minds. That’s part of the human condition. But we need not make these thoughts welcome. If you find yourself thinking non-productive or negative thoughts, the best way to free your mind is to become present – now. Take your thoughts into your body…..focus on your breath. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Feel the air move through your body. Feel the aliveness in your hands, your arms, your feet, and legs. Touch something. Smell something. Non productive thoughts keep you in either the past or the future. Relief from those thoughts comes through being present now. As much as possible learn to live in the present moment. Everything that has happened did happen in a moment of NOW. And everything that will happen will also happen in a moment of NOW. So past and future are illusions. When action is needed it will be taken in the present moment of now.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “It is true, we become what we think about. All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.”
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