Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"The Way of Peace" by James Allen

Kindle edition here.

  • "Meditation is the intense dwelling, in thought, upon an idea or theme, with the object of thoroughly comprehending it, and whatsoever you constantly meditate upon you will not only come to understand, but will grow more and more into its likeness, for it will become incorporated into your very being, will become, in fact, your very self. If, therefore, you constantly dwell upon that which is selfish and debasing, you will ultimately become selfish and debased; if you ceaselessly think upon that which is pure and unselfish you will surely become pure and unselfish."
  • "There is an unavoidable tendency to become literally the embodiment of that quality upon which one most constantly thinks."
  • "He who would secure any worldly advantage must be willing to work vigorously for it, and he would be foolish indeed who, waiting with folded hands, expected it to come to him for the mere asking."
  • "Do not then vainly imagine that you can obtain the heavenly possessions without making an effort."