Mind Over Matter

 

Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,

  And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:—
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking-glass.”

-author: James Allen: As a Man Thinketh


Overlook the “olde” English, as you read today’s quote, a poem by author James Allen about the power of your mind on your body and your life.

It might sound like a new age concept, thinking yourself well or ill, based on the type of thoughts you allow to dwell in your mind, but the poem was first published in 1902.

If you have time to enjoy a charming read, crafted in “olde” English, you should read the full text of Mr. Allen’s wonderful summary of using mind over matter in one’s life. 

Hello world!

“The starting point of all achievement, is desire.”

-Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich

I love Napoleon Hill’s writings, so I wanted to lead with a quote from his work for the first real post on intrinsic Vicissitude.

The book the quote came from, is about financial prosperity, but the philosophy in the book can be applied to any part of life and anything you want to be, do, or have.

If you’re not happy with where your life is right now, and you want to rewrite your life story, then you have the first thing you need in your possession – desire.

I’m going to keep this post short, as most of my posts here will probably be – dropping one concept or quote for you to process quickly, because life is busy.

If you have time to read on, then browse through some of the other posts here on the site, leave a comment if you wish, check out the motivational books I mention, or suggest one of your favorites.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the site or anything.

Yours in intrinsic vicissitude,

Laure