As a Man Thinketh – Reflection

Book: As a Man Thinketh

Author: James Allen

Key points from the chapters:

1. Dive deep in your inner soul and watch, control and alter your thoughts. Try understanding the effect of thoughts on yourself and study it. With patience and practice, you can work on your thoughts.

2. We cannot directly choose our circumstances but we can choose our thought indirectly shaping the circumstances.

3. Disease and health are rooted in thoughts you have. Fear and anxiety brings in ill health and disease. It is important to change thoughts to attain peace.

4.A legitimate purpose should be set and the focus should be set on that purpose. Even if the mind wanders it should be brought back to the purpose one has.

5.Achievements are results of definitely directed thoughts.

6. Cherish your visions and your ideals.

7.Calmness is a result of long and patient self-control.

My learning: You are the master of your own thoughts. Whether to control it or let it wander is in our hands.

Need to work on: Controlling thoughts as at times it becomes difficult to control them in certain situations.

There are a lot of people who say thoughts change your life and to some extent, I have experienced it but that is not all. There are many other factors that influence an individual. Attaining peace inside seems difficult at times. Maybe try the above points from the book and see what happens. It’s worth a try.





  • Abheek Chakraborty

    I agree that the book is obviosuly worth a try , however the reader needs to be aware of the other factors as well ratehr than his own thoughts and can modify his thoughts accordingly. As I also found at places the book ignores the impact of other factors and give stress on one’s thought as the sole factor.

  • Area identified to work upon is so correct. For me – regular reminder of the decision taken and reason to take that decision – works.

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