James Allen (1864 – 1912)
Was a British author poet and philosopher. He was a pioneer in the self help movement.
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My Favorite James Allen Inspirational Quotes and Thoughts :
What you are, so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly.
“All that you positively know is contained in your own experience; all that you ever will know must pass through the gateway of experience, and so become part of yourself.”
There is no evil in the universe which is not the result ignorance , and which lead us to higher wisdom, and then vanish away.
As evil is the direct outcome of ignorance, so, when the lessons of evil are fully learned, ignorance passes away, and wisdom takes its place.
And as we clothe events with the drapery of our own thoughts, so likewise do we clothe the objects of the visible world around us, and where one sees harmony and beauty, another sees revolting ugliness.
” Taking the first step with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered Paradise.”
Under all circumstances do that which you believe to be right
Shake off the delusion that you are being injured or oppressed by another, and try to realize, by a profounder comprehension of your inner life, and the laws which govern that life, that you are only really injured by what is within you.
There is no room for a complainer in a universe of law, and worry is soul-suicide. By your very attitude of mind you are strengthening the chains which bind you,
The most powerful forces in the universe are the silent forces ; and in accordance with the intensity of its power does a force become beneficent when rightly directed, and destructive when wrongly employed.
” I sent my soul through the invisible,
Some letter of that after life to spell,
And by and by my soul returned to me,
And whispered, «I myself am heaven and hell”