James Allen author of the classic, “As A Man Thinketh!” and one of the early proponents of Self-Talk and it’s role in determining the life of the individual wrote a book, “Morning and Evening Thoughts” for each of thirty days. Using this as a path to achieve right thinking changes lives.
Have a thorough understanding of your
work, and let it be your own; and as you
proceed, ever following the inward Guide,
the infallible Voice, you will pass on from
victory to victory, and will rise step by step
to higher resting-places, and your ever-
broadening outlook will gradually reveal
to you the essential beauty and purpose
of life. Self-purified, health will be yours;
self-governed, power will be yours, and all
that you do will prosper.
And I may stand where health, success,
Await my coming, if, each fleeting hour,
I cling to love and patience; and abide
With stainlessness; and never step aside
From high integrity; so shall I see
At last the land of immortality.
When the tongue is well controlled and
wisely subdued; when selfish impulses and
unworthy thoughts no longer rush to the
tongue demanding utterance; when the
speech has become harmless, pure,
gracious, gentle, and purposeful, and no
word is uttered but in sincerity and
truth-then are the five steps in virtuous
speech accomplished, then is the second
great lesson in Truth learned and mastered.
Make pure thy heart, and thou wilt make
Rich, sweet and beautiful.
Having clothed himself with humility,
the first questions a man asks himself
â€œHow am I acting towards others?â€
â€œWhat am I doing to others?â€
â€œHow am I thinking of others?â€
â€œAre my thoughts of, and acts towards
others prompted by unselfish love?â€
As a man, in the silence of his soul,
asks himself these searching questions, he
will unerringly see where he has hitherto
To dwell in love always and towards all
is to live the true life, is to have Life itself.
Knowing this, the good man gives up
himself unreservedly to the Spirit of Love,
and dwells in Love towards all, contending
with none, condemning none, but loving
The Christ Spirit of Love puts an
end, not only to all sin, but to all division