As a Man Thinketh: 120th Anniversary Edition
What are you thinking about? We live in an age of inner poverty. Our hearts, minds, and souls have been polluted. And it seems this can all be traced back to poverty of thought.
How many thoughts do you have each day? Researchers disagree, but it seems like somewhere between 12,000 and 70,000. Most of them are subconscious, which means that our conscious thoughts are extremely procreative.
The actual number of thoughts we have is less important than the reality that you have thousands of thoughts every day. This reality is magnified once you understand what we are about to discover in this brilliant and timeless small book: Every thought is a seed. Some thoughts are good seeds, some thoughts are bad seeds, but every seed we plant in our mind grows.
Our thoughts are influenced by events and people, the media and entertainment we consume, the conversations we participate in, the books we read, the music we listen to, prayer, meditation, and reflection. But we are the ultimate guardians and masters of our thoughts. If every other human freedom were stripped away from us, we would still be free to think whatever we chose to think.
This book was first published in 1903. It is more than a classic. It is legendary for changing the lives of millions of people. So, whether you are looking to find your way out of a rut or hoping to build an amazing future, these words will serve you well. May it shed light on every situation you find yourself in.