If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, you know I often quote or reference James Allen. That’s because I keep a copy of, As a Man Thinketh next to my bed, and read it every night and every morning.
Of all the profound truths which have been restored and brought to light today, none possesses more divine promise and confidence than this: “man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of conditions, environment and destiny.”
When you choose to become the lord of your own thoughts, you possess the key for every situation. You have within yourself the transformational power to make yourself what you will.
That doesn’t mean “stuff” won’t happen to you…
Shit happens. To everyone. You may have elderly parents needing care taking, someone you love could get killed in a traffic accident, or a meteorite may land on your new Buick.
But when you master your thoughts, you master how you respond to challenges. Instead of falling into victim-hood, you use them for lessons, signs to change your approach, or a chance to develop character.
As Allen teaches, man is always the master, even in his weakest or abandoned state. But this is the foolish master who reacts to outside factors, always blindsided and blowing in the wind. When you reflect on your condition, searching diligently for the law of your being, you become the wise master, directing your energies with critical thinking and forming your thoughts to create fertile outcomes.
This is the process of becoming a conscious master, discovering the laws of thought within you. This is a procedure of self-analysis, application, and experience.
The people reveling in victim-hood dispute this process. But if you will consciously notice, direct, and alter your thoughts, the evidence will prove that you really do create your world. Cause and effect.
So what are you effecting?