A long-standing classic in the field of self-help, this book is a must read for anyone interested in bettering themselves.
The human mind is more powerful than most people know and this book provides readers with a major key in teaching us how to use it properly.
Thoughts are what truly control your life, and this book can well be considered a kind of “owner’s manual” for the mind.
The teachings are simple but powerful. Chapters include Thought and Character, Effect of Thought on Circumstances, Effect of Thought on Health and the Body, Thought and Purpose, The Thought-Factor in Achievement, Visions and Ideals, and Serenity.
Mind over matter is never more apparent than James Allen’s delightful words which is contained in this book. Allen, who was probably the first self-help guru to address the human mind, eloquently expresses powerful instruction on how we can better ourselves towards virtue if we choose to master our thoughts.
Allen’s words are more poetic than formal, and whilst reading you can’t help but be mesmerised by his rhetoric rather than taking note on how to apply it to your own mind – which defeats the purpose the book is trying to achieve.
However, this is a short book which can be read in under an hour, so it is far from heavy reading, and can be easily dipped into whenever you feel the need for some inspiration. But I suggest you take your time and savor the wisdom and teachings it contains, as you will learn something new with every perusal.
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