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You Become Whatever you Think About - Personal Development Training

You become whatever you think about - Personal development training

You become whatever you think about

In 1903, James Allen wrote a famous work called "As a man thinketh". The work has since become a classic and has been a source of inspiration for many.
BUT: The piece is now over 100 years old, and James Allen's style is rather ornate and, on occasion, somewhat mystical.

So, I thought it might be a nice idea to re-draught his Great Work, into a more modern style, in the hope that you will find it easier to read.

Enjoy.....

"You become whatever you think about"

The phrase "You become whatever you think about", not only embraces the whole of a person's character, the phrase is so complete, it reaches out to touch every circumstance and condition of a person's life.

You are literally, what you think; your character being the sum total of all your thoughts.

Just as a plant comes from a seed, and could not exist without it, so every action you take is governed by a hidden thought-seed, and could have not existed without it.

This statement applies to every action you make: even those you might call "spontaneous" or "unpremeditated": as well as to those actions that are more deliberately executed.

Your actions come from your thoughts.

And from your actions, flow your results; both pleasurable and painful.
So you receive back, both the sweet and bitter results of your own thinking.
Thoughts in the mind have made us.
What you are, by thought was wrought.
If you think corrupted thoughts,
Then pain, will follow you.
If you think good thoughts,
Then joy, will follow you
As your own shadow

You are a being that operates under a set of Natural Laws; your life is not a random event.
The law of "Cause and effect" is as undeviating in the hidden realm of Thought, as it is in the more visible-world of material things.

A good character is NOT a thing of chance or genetics; but rather, it is a natural result of continued effort in right thinking; A well-rehearsed association with correct thought.
A corrupt or bad character, by the SAME PROCESS, is the natural result of the long-term repetition of bad or evil thoughts.

We each create ourselves:
With thought, you forge the weapons with which you can destroy yourself.
You also fashion the tools with which you can build for yourself heavenly mansions of joy, strength and peace.

With the proper use and correct application of thought, you ascend towards your highest ideals: but with the abuse and wrong choice of thought, you descend below the level of a beast:

And between these two extremes; your ideal-self and your worst-self; are all the possible grades of character: And you are their maker and master.
Of all the truths pertaining to the nature of consciousness, that have been discovered in this age,
NONE is more hopeful and worthy of your attention than this:

That you are the Master of thought.
And thus, you are in ultimate control of your mental and emotional condition; and therefore you are the moulder of your external environment and destiny!

As a being of power and intelligence, and the lord of your own thoughts, you possess the key to EVERY situation. You contain within you, a transforming and revitalizing agency with which you can make of yourself whatever you choose.

By your own choice of thought, you can make of yourself, whatever you will.
Each man or woman is "the Master", even in his weakest and most abandoned state. But in his weakness, John is a foolish Master; who misgoverns his own household:

BUT

If he will stop, reflect and search diligently for the laws upon which his mind is established: then he begins to become wise: he begins to direct his thoughts intelligently, fashioning his thoughts towards only fruitful issues.

Only then, does he become truly conscious: conscious of his own consciousness; And therefore conscious of his true power.

Such a major discovery can only be made by looking within yourself to grasp and understand the true nature of the "Law of thought". Such a discovery is totally a matter of application, self-analysis, and experience.

Only after much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained.
And you can discover every truth connected to your being, ONLY IF you are willing to dig deeply into the mine of your soul.

If you do, you will prove to yourself, that you are the Master of conditions, the moulder of your life and the builder of your destiny.
Learn to watch, control and alter your thoughts.

Trace their effects on yourself, on others, on your life and circumstances.
By patient practice and investigation, link cause and effect.

Utilise every event, even down to the most trivial, daily occurrence, and gain that knowledge of yourself.

That knowledge is true wisdom, understanding and power.

In this way, as in no other, will you prove to yourself, the law absolute, that:

  1. Only those who seek, will find.
  2. Only to those who knock, will the door be opened.

And finally, by patient application and practice you will find yourself inside the door of the temple of knowledge.

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