Mind is the Master is a complete treasury of James Allen’s work. One of the more known books by Mr. Allen is As a Man Thinketh, and yet so many people have not read it (BTW – you can download it for free on Kindle). I have been thinking about writing this post for about a week now and then the other day I read Randy Gage’s blog on James Allen. Then Bob Burg wrote a blog about decision making. That’s when I realized I really wanted to write this post.
One of the cool things in Mind is The Master is the meditation section. Every day of the year has a new short paragraph to reflect upon. This is the first thing I read in the morning in order to get myself focused for the day. The one from March 15th really stands out:
“Man is a thought-being, and his life and character are determined by the thoughts in which he habitually dwells. By practice, association, and habit, thoughts tend to repeat themselves with greater and greater ease and frequency, and so fix the character in a given direction by producing that automatic action which is called ‘habit’. By daily dwelling upon pure thoughts, the man of mediation forms the habit of pure and enlightened thinking, which leads to pure and enlightened actions, and well-performed actions. By the ceaseless repetition of pure thoughts, he at last becomes one with those thoughts, and is purifies being, manifesting his attainment in pure action”.
I love the power in this paragraph. It helps me understand that whatever I think, whatever thought I practice enough, will become a habit, an action I just perform. In turn that gives me the confidence to work hard, continue to say my affirmations, and have faith that my success will come.
How does this paragraph make you feel?