James Allen on the Effect of Thought on Health and the Body

51J2TaSwJ6L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_My search on positive thinking continues in this post. I am now reading James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh and as a woman fascinated with how thoughts affect the body and the circumstances, I won’t permit myself to pass through the page related to it in the book without sharing Allen’s words to you. He said,

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“The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.”

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“Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace. The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, which responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thoughts produce their own effects, good or bad, upon it.”

 

What a statement to remember, right? If only we’re able to keep our thoughts pure and happy despite of what’s going on around us. How much I wish we’ll be unaffected people who do not care what others may think or do towards us. But the truth is it takes effort, really…

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“Men will continue to have impure and poisoned blood, so long as they propagate unclean thoughts. Out of a clean heart comes a clean life and a clean body. Out of a defiled mind proceeds a defiled life and a corrupt body. Thoughts is the fount of action, life, and manifestation; make the fountain pure, and all will be pure.”

Would any kind of diet help us heal? Well, of course yes as the doctors would always suggest us to change our diets every time we are sick. When I tried the No-Carb diet, I got healed from high blood and my mind becomes sharper. But according to Allen this is not all to it…

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“Change of diet will not help a man who will not change his thoughts. When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.”

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“Clean thoughts make clean habits.”

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“If you would protect your body, guard your mind. If you would renew your body, beautify your mind.”

[Continue reading on Jenny’s Road here.]

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Revenge Ruin No One but You (A poem)

All of us experience the sudden urge to take revenge one time or another. This happens when we feel someone belittles us, shame us or do something that we feel unfair or unreasonable.

There was a time that this kind of treatment happens to me at work. I felt furious to the point that I really did a silent revenge against my company. In the end, I realize that I am ruining my credibility in the process.

Here’s the poem I made recently to describe how I felt that particular situation:

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Revenge Ruin No One but You (A poem)

Who can fathom

The power of revenge

Or what it does to you

Who wants to take avenge?

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For you who Struggles on your Performance at Work (a Poem)

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We are all expected to do our best at work. We are being paid for that. Most of the times, the only way to secure our jobs is when we are constantly performing. So today, I create this poem to inspire and to provide a proper mindset on job’s performance.

Enjoy…

Your self is your only foe

And your last achievement is the sole measure

Of what your next accomplishment will be

With that, there should be no pressure.

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Mary Baker Eddy on Marriage

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What is Mary Baker Eddy’s stand for marriage? She, who became a widow, loss a child and then, re-marry again to redeem her son and then, divorce her second husband for infidelity, I’ll bet she has a lot more to teach us. Let’s listen ~

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“Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation among human kind. Until the spiritual creation is discerned intact, is apprehended and understood, and His kingdom is come as in the vision of the Apocalypse, — where the corporeal sense of creation was cast out, and its spiritual sense was revealed from heaven, –marriage will continue, subject to such moral regulations as will secure increasing virtue.”

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Here’s the thing that we must bear to our minds, marriage is only here on earth. In heaven or in eternity, the Bible said “there is no giving in to marriage.” This is one of the good reasons to consider when we cannot appreciate the marriage that we have now. Of course, you may also use this as a reason to find multiple marriage partners, however we still have to consider our moral obligation to one another.

Honestly, there are times when I neglect and disregard my husband but when I come to realize that our marriage will not going to last until eternity, this made me think of him differently. What if all we have is now? What if after death, I will not see this person again? Will I still recognize him there when the Bible proclaimed you will never remember anything there? What if all my memory of him will be blotted out? All that which is flesh will remain here… See Matthew 23:30 and Revelation 21:4

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“Marriage should signify a union of hearts. Furthermore, the time cometh of which Jesus spake, when he declared that in the resurrection there should be no more marrying nor giving in marriage, but man would be as the angels. Then shall Soul rejoice in its own, in which passion has no part. Then white-robed purity will unite in one person masculine wisdom and feminine love, spiritual understanding and perpetual peace.”

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“Until it is learned that God is the Father of all, marriage will continue. Let not mortals permit a disregard of law which might lead to a worse state of society than now exists. Honesty and virtue ensure the stability of the marriage covenant. Spirit will ultimately claim its own, — all the reality is, — and the voices of physical sense will be forever hushed.”

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“If foundations of human affection are consistent with progress, they will be strong and enduring.”

Mary Baker Eddy is apparently against immorality and infidelity in marriage. To her, if we want to live healthy lives, we must also live in harmony with God which should reflect in our marriages.

[For more about Marriage by Mary Baker Eddy, please visit my full post here.]