In his famous treatise, “As a Man Thinketh,” James Allen stated that, “We ourselves are the makers of ourselves by virtue of the thoughts WE choose and encourage.” And he was, in my opinion at least, right on the mark. Our mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.
You see, your character is the complete sum of all your thoughts and the Law of Cause and Effect is as absolute in the hidden world of thought as it is in the world of visible and material things.
All people are made or unmade by themselves!! In their though processes reside weapons by which they can destroy themselves emotionally or the tools from which they can build for themselves mansions of joy, strength, inner peace, large successful businesses and financial stability.
A person’s mind can be likened to a garden which can be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild. Either way it must and will bring forth the seeds that are planted. If no useful seeds are planted the results will be useless weeds. If proper seeds are planted, then, nurtured, cultivated, watered and loved, the results will be the fruits of that labor.
Sooner or later we all discover that we are the gardeners of our lives and experiences – and that the outer conditions of our lives will always be found to be harmoniously related to our inner state. People are molded by circumstances only so long as they believe themselves to be creatures of outside conditions.
But, as soon as people realize that they are the creative power and they can control the seeds of their being, out of which circumstances grow, then they become the masters of themselves – and not a moment before.
The change of the outside circumstances in your life will be in direct proportion to your altered internal mental condition and thoughts. In a nutshell, you attract that which you SECRETLY HARBOR – also that which you fear!!!
Circumstances do not define a person – they merely reveal that person to themselves!! YOU are the author of your life – the shaper of your environment. YOU get what you are inside your skin. YOU are the cause – your circumstances are the effect.
And, if that is true, which I assure you it is, then as you alter your thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter their thoughts about you.
Remember, good thoughts and feelings can never produce bad results and bad thoughts and feeling can never produce good results. It is up to how YOU think!