You’ve seen me reference James Allen and As a Man Thinketh about a million times in this space. I’ve probably given away 25 copies of that book to people. Unfortunately I had to stop…
Because it’s a tiny book, and sells so inexpensively, most people don’t take it seriously. I almost wish it sold for $50,000, because if it did, people would read it with the reverence it deserves. For today’s lesson, let’s just look at one small paragraph from the book, and see the wisdom it provides:
A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause for his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.
So what does that really mean?
Life is not an accident and you’re not the random victim of circumstances. There is a universal order to things and it is good. Yes bad things still happen, but in the overall context of balance, your life is meant to be healthy, happy and prosperous.
When symptoms manifest that are not harmonious, instead of fighting against them, look for the lesson in them. They are a signal to make a course correction. Once you learn how to use this “universal GPS,” you can unleash all the majesty and greatness you were born with.