Who is your Master?

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I was having one of those days where negative thoughts were starting to dominate and gain momentum. Ever had a day where negative thoughts begin to stack on top of each other and crush the positive intentions beneath? I find productivity takes a real kick in the guts on days like these…

I just couldn’t quite find the answers I needed to get my mind back on track. Then in an absolute random act I found myself in a folder on my PC where I spotted a document containing some quotes I had enjoyed and recorded years ago…

I opened the document and staring me straight in the face was exactly the answer I needed. Isn’t it such a mind trip when things like that happen?

I thought it was worth sharing… written by a wordsmith outdone only by Shakespeare himself…  James Allen… take it away my brother…

“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master.

Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this – that man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.

As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the Lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.

Man is always the master, even in his weakest and most abandoned state; but in his weakness and degradation he is the foolish master who misgoverns his household. When he begins to reflect upon his condition, and to search diligently for the Law upon which his being is established, he then becomes the wise master, directing his energies with intelligence, and fashioning his thoughts to fruitful issues. Such is the conscious master, and man can only thus become by discovering within himself the laws of thought; which discovery is totally a matter of application, self-analysis, and experience.”

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