I found this older posting from last year and liked it so much, and the chapter, I thought I'd post it anew so everyone can see it. It came from Enrique April 27, 2012. James Allen's book, As a Man Thinketh, was published in 1902 and is his best known work. I read this 20 yrs ago and just absolutely loved it. I was at a point in my life where I was learning for the first time about the power of our thoughts, the power of the words we use, the power of our subconscious mind. I was very enthusiastic about it all. This book is one that I re-read quite ofte After I learned about TMS and was cured of my chronic pain, many of the words from his book had so much new meaning to me. Every time I re-read this I'm amazed at how these words were written over 100 years ago. The chapter that rings loudly for me most is the one on Effect of Thought on Health and Body (http://james-allen.in1woord.nl/?text=as-a-man-thinketh#c3). A few quotes from that chapter: "Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought" "Anxiety quickly demoralizes the whole body, and lays it open to the, entrance of disease" "If you would protect your body, guard your mind."