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7 Lessons I Learned From The Book ‘As a Man Thinketh’

This is an old time classic must read book. One of my favorite books as an introduction to taking control of your mind and your destiny.

I never knew the importance of books until i had a serious burnout just at Sophomore year in college, nothing seemed to make any sense anymore so i decided to open my mind to learn from philosphical books like these.

When you read the book "As a Man Thinketh" by James Allen and you'll get to discover that we are the products of our thoughts.

All our actions both "seen" and "hidden" which reflects our Character stems from our thoughts.

"Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him."

    1. The Law of Attraction

    This book talks about the power of the "Law of Attraction" and how it can help us manifest our dreams and goals into reality.

    It explains how our thoughts and beliefs can help shape our lives and how we can use the power of positive thinking to help us reach our goals.

    2. Calmness of mind = self control

    3. You Become What You Think

    You are what you are right now because of the thoughts you once had or have. All the actions of man arise from the hidden seeds of thoughts.

    Just with the right choice and application of thought, man can ascend to divine perfection; while with the wrong choice and application of thought, he can fall below the level of the beast.

    Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

    4. Your Mind is Like a Garden

    The author creates an analogy of our mind with a garden. We either choose to cultivate our mind wisely or let it run wild.

    “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.”

    Just as the gardener weeds out all unnecessary plants it is the responsibility of every individual to plant the right seeds, nurture them, and at the same time put out all the weeds.

    5. Thoughts Not Just Affect Mentally, But Also Physically

    How and what we think has a significant impact on both our mental and physical levels.

    The mind is the master of the body, and the body follows the mind's commands whether they are made consciously or unconsciously. The author argues that the people who live in constant fear of disease are the ones who actually get it.

    Therefore, being healthy is not just about the body, it’s also more about the mind.

    Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought.

    6. Living with Integrity

    As a Man Thinketh stresses the importance of living a life of integrity and honor.

    It encourages readers to act with integrity in all aspects of their lives, and to be mindful of their words and actions.

    It also emphasizes the importance of honoring one's commitments and promises, and of living in a way that reflects one's values and beliefs.

    7. Living your Ultimate truth = Cherishing your vision


    thanks to @ gracedrhapsody on Twitter for the images.

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