Man is the Master

James Allen wrote As A Man Thinketh with divine intervention. He was able to tap into the Cosmic Consiousness. Allen was able to bring truth in a very powerful manner.

I return to As A Man Thinketh, again and again.

James Allen wrote:

“Man is always the master, even in his weaker and most abandoned state; but in his weakness and degradation he is the foolish master who misgoverns his “household.”

“When he begins to reflect upon his condition, and to search diligently for the Law upon which his being
is established, he then becomes the wise master, directing his energies with intelligence, and fashioning his thoughts to fruitful issues. Such is the conscious master, and man can only thus become by discovering within himself the laws of thought; which discovery is totally a matter of application, self analysis, and experience.

Only by much searching and mining, are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being, if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul; and that he is the maker of his
character, the moulder of his life, and the builder of his destiny.

He may unerringly prove, if he will watch, control, and alter his thoughts, tracing their effects upon himself, upon others, and upon his life and circumstances, linking cause and effect by patient practice and investigation, and utilizing his every experience, even to the most trivial, everyday occurrence, as a means of obtaining that knowledge of himself which is Understanding, Wisdom, Power.

In this direction, as in no other, is the law absolute that “He that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened;” for only by patience, practice, and ceaseless importunity can a man enter the Door of the Temple of Knowledge.”

The Magic of Believing

One of my most influential books is The Magic of Believing, It was given to me by my mom. someone who knows the power of positive attitudes. She said she first heard of it form Liberace, the legendary Las Vegas performer. He said it was one of his most influential books.

Bristols, book, while dry at times, does evoke the perception that by harnessing your thoughts, you can control your destiny.

“Thought attracts that which it is directed” explains Claude Bristol. Bristol goes on to give valuable life-changing advice for anyone who desires more in their life. Bristol’s masterpiece, written in 1948, opens with his description of how he was able to tap into the power of belief. His path, at first rambled through a succession of failures and mediocrity.

Filled with countless personal anecdotes and real life stories, he shares his own journey of how he was able to transform his own life. The Magic of Believing is full of examples in all fields where supreme concentration and self-belief not only overcame obstacles but created perfection.

 He describes both professional and amateur athletes whose belief in self produced incredible accomplishments. He uses illustrations of all manner of ordinary people who were able to accomplish the extraordinary. The underlying source of all achievement, according to Bristol, is belief. Belief alone, however, is not the answer. You must also enlist the power of the subconscious.

 This can be done through the repetition of words or phrases which will allow the subconscious to set events into motion for you. Bristol gives a number of practical techniques which can be used immediately, to produce results. One method is called the “mirror technique”. He instructs you to stand in front of a mirror, for 5 to 10 minutes, and tell yourself what you want to accomplish. This should be done at least twice a day.

He reveals how this simple exercise will cause your desires to seep into your subconscious and soon become a reality. “Positive creative thought” he concludes “leads to action and ultimate realization. Remember always whatever man can conceive mentally he can bring into materialization.” Use The Magic of Believing as a tool, to bring your thoughts, wishes and desires into your life. Read it. Re-read it.

 Then, believe it. The Magic of Believing is in you.

albert grande

Your thoughts control your own destiny