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As a Man Thinketh

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Enrique, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Enrique

    Enrique Well known member

    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 often.

    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."

    Mr. Allen was very observant....
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  2. Beach-Girl

    Beach-Girl Well known member

    Thanks Enrique:

    This sounds interesting. I'm getting a back-log of books to read. Mainly due to time constraints, but I'm going to keep this one in mind!

  3. happystar

    happystar Peer Supporter

    I think I need to read this book!! Thank you Enrique!
    Is there a list of recomended books on TMS on this forum?
  4. veronica73

    veronica73 Well known member

  5. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is just another great reason to think psychologically and stay positive. The more we worry about how we are doing or ask "When am I going to get better" th emore anxiety we are creating and the more we are feeding TMS. Protecting our body invovles investigating these anxieties and finding ways to turn negatives into positives.
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  6. Enrique

    Enrique Well known member

    Yep! So True! Having some patience about it is important. It sometimes takes many weeks for my pain to fully 100% go away.

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