We are our thoughts
Man is Mind, and evermore
He takes the tool of thought
And, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand ills.
He thinks in secret and it comes to pass.
Environment is but his looking glass.
~ James Allen(1864-1912)
I am fascinated by the 19th century motivational writers/philosophers and James Allen was the Godfather of all self-improvement thinkers. Most of todays Self-help gurus studied people like James Allen, Charles Haanel, and Charles Filmore and are making millions from the original thinkers. These men were way ahead of their times, and now after 100 years later, we see their ideas in the mainstream thinking, and self-improvement industry has blossomed which shows that people are now ready and hungry for mind transformation (or at least I hope that is the case).
James Allen insisted upon the power of the individual to form his own character and to create his own happiness. Thought and character are one he writes. He believed that we become spiritually rich, when we discover the adventure within and when we are conscious of the oneness of all life.
I will post more about these great men later. Meanwhile, if you get a chance to read their books, it will be the best thing you can do for yourself.
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