The Way of Peace

THE WAY OF PEACE

by

James Allen

The Power of Meditation

Spiritual meditation is the pathway to Divinity. It is the mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace. Every saint has climbed it; every sinner must sooner or later come to it, and every weary pilgrim that turns his back upon self and the world, and sets his face resolutely toward the Father’s Home, must plant his feet upon its golden rounds. Without its aid you cannot grow into the divine state, the divine likeness, the divine peace, and the fadeless glories and unpolluting joys of Truth will remain hidden from you. Continue reading “The Way of Peace”

The Majesty of Calmness

THE MAJESTY OF CALMNESS

Individual Problems and Possibilities

by

William George Jordan

The Majesty of Calmness

I

The Majesty of Calmness

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of a life self-centred, self-reliant, and self-controlled. Calmness is singleness of purpose, absolute confidence, and conscious power,–ready to be focused in an instant to meet any crisis. Continue reading “The Majesty of Calmness”

Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It

MEMORY

How to Develop, Train and Use It

by

William Walker Atkinson

Memory How to Develop, Train and Use It

Chapter I

Memory: Its Importance

It needs very little argument to convince the average thinking person of the great importance of memory, although even then very few begin to realize just how important is the function of the mind that has to do with the retention of mental impressions. The first thought of the average person when he is asked to consider the importance of memory, is its use in the affairs of every-day life, along developed and cultivated lines, as contrasted with the lesser degrees of its development. In short, one generally thinks of memory in its phase of “a good memory” as contrasted with the opposite phase of “a poor memory.” But there is a much broader and fuller meaning of the term than that of even this important phase. Continue reading “Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It”

As a Man Thinketh

AS A MAN THINKETH

by

James Allen

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.

FOREWORD

This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that–

“They themselves are makers of themselves.” Continue reading “As a Man Thinketh”

Your Mind and How to Use It

YOUR MIND AND HOW TO USE IT

A Manual of Practical Psychology

by

William Walker Atkinson

Your Mind and How to Use It

It is not enough merely to have a sound mind–one
must also learn how to use it, if he would
become mentally efficient.

Chapter I

What is the Mind?

Psychology is generally considered to be the science of mind, although more properly it is the science of mental states–thoughts, feelings, and acts of volition. It was formerly the custom of writers on the subject of psychology to begin by an attempt to define and describe the nature of mind, before proceeding to a consideration of the subject of the various mental spates and activities. But more recent authorities have rebelled against this demand, and have claimed that it is no more reasonable to hold that psychology should be held to an explanation of the ultimate nature of mind than it is that physical science be held to an explanation of the ultimate nature of matter. The attempt to explain the ultimate nature of either is futile–no actual necessity exists for explanation in either case. Physics may explain the phenomena of matter, and psychology the phenomena of mind, without regard to the ultimate nature of the substance of either. Continue reading “Your Mind and How to Use It”