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In this powerful work, James Allen reveals deep insights into the essential relationship of a person's thoughts to personal character, life circumstances, physical health, life purpose, achievement, and personal serenity.

James Allen's foremost philosophy is that the key to personal power lies within the mind. His book shows the way to unlock the greatest success imaginable and proves that truth can free us from self-imposed ...

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Overview

In this powerful work, James Allen reveals deep insights into the essential relationship of a person's thoughts to personal character, life circumstances, physical health, life purpose, achievement, and personal serenity.

James Allen's foremost philosophy is that the key to personal power lies within the mind. His book shows the way to unlock the greatest success imaginable and proves that truth can free us from self-imposed limitations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577310747
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 259,201
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 7.33 (h) x 0.32 (d)

First Chapter

As You Think


By James Allen

New World Library

Copyright © 1998 Marc Allen
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1577310748


Thought & Character

As a being of power, intelligence, and love ... you hold the key to every situation, and contain within yourself that transforming and regenerative agency by which you may make yourself what you will.

The aphorism, "As we think in our hearts so are we," not only embraces the whole of our being, but it is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of our lives. We are literally what we think, our character being the complete sum of all our thoughts.

As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every one of our acts springs from the hidden seeds of our thoughts, and could not have appeared without them. This applies equally to those acts called "spontaneous" and "unpremeditated" as to those that are deliberately executed.

Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus do we gather in the sweet and bitter fruits of our own planting.

What we are was designed and built by our own thoughts in our minds. If we nurture ignorant or evil thoughts, pain will soon follow. If our thoughts are healthy and beneficial, joy will follow us as surely as our shadows follow us on a sunny day.

A man or a woman is a growth by law, not a creation by artifice, and such cause-and-effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thoughtas in the world of visible and material things. A noble and Godlike character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with Godlike thoughts. An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process, is the result of the continued harboring of groveling thoughts.

We are made or unmade by ourselves; in the armory of thought we forge the weapons we use to destroy ourselves, and we also fashion the tools we use to build for ourselves heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choices and true applications of our thoughts, we ascend to divine perfection; by the abuses and wrong applications of our thoughts, we descend below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all grades of character, and we are their makers and masters.

Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul that have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this - that you are the master of your thought, the molder of your character, and the maker and shaper of your condition, environment, and destiny.

As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of your own thoughts, you hold the key to every situation, and contain within yourself that transforming and regenerative agency by which you may make yourself what you will.

You are always the master, even in your weakest and most abandoned state; but in your weakness and degradation you are the foolish master who misgoverns your household. When you begin to reflect upon your condition, and to search diligently for the law upon which your being is established, you then become the wise master, directing your energies with intelligence, and fashioning your thoughts to fruitful issues. Such is the conscious master, and you can only become a conscious master by discovering within yourself the laws of thought. This discovery is totally a matter of application, self- analysis, and experience.

Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and you can find every truth connected with your being, if you will dig deep into the mine of your soul. The fact that you are the maker of your character, the molder of your life, and the builder of your destiny, you may unerringly prove, if you will watch, control, and alter your thoughts, tracing their effects upon yourself, upon others, and upon your life and circumstances, linking cause and effect by patient practice and investigation, and utilizing your every experience - even the most trivial, everyday occurrence - as a means of obtaining that knowledge of yourself that leads to understanding, wisdom, and power.

In this direction, as in no other, is the law absolute that "Those that seek shall find; to those that knock the door shall be opened," for only by patience, practice, and ceaseless importunity can you enter the door of the temple of knowledge.



Excerpted from As You Think by James Allen Copyright © 1998 by Marc Allen
Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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  • Posted July 30, 2009

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    this book is simply too good to be true

    I can't stress enough how much this book has meant to me and the course of my life. IT IS A MUST READ. Without a doubt the most life-changing piece of literature I've ever read. Because of James Allen's brilliant words of wisdom I now feel empowered to let my dreams swore with no bounds and to fight for everything my heart desires for all my years to come.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Excellent book everyone should read.

    I am very pleased with the material in this book. The book exceeded my expectations. I can understand why some people read the book at least once per year. I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2005

    A Life Changing Re-Read

    As you think is a life changing book. One could most certainly relate their own life experiences to every paragraph; if the individual is prepared and not afraid to take a deep inward look at the most intimate part of their souls. 'As You Think', could most certainly help any individual, regardless of their cercumstance, find their true self, and help them heal any type of suffering in their lives, whether it is mental or physical. This books context should be studied throughout ones education starting as early as 1st grade, and continued to be read throughout ones life!!

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