- April 9, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Inspiration
He has been regarded as one of the wisest man to ever walk this planet. In terms of wealth, no earthly king has matched his riches. His record of laision romantiques with 1,000 women (700 wives and 300 concubines) is yet to be rivaled by any known mortal. The magnificient Temple he built in Jerusalem (which was later destroyed and burnt down in 70 A.D) would have top the list of “7 modern wonders of the world”
What will still baffle a 21st century man is how on earth did wise King Solomon of ancient Israel had enough time to write poems, compose love songs, write the famous book of proverbs (verse 7 of the 23rd chapter said it all…’as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he’) which is still a timeless classic and lead his nation to countless wars?
In his 1903 book, ‘Sun‘ James Allen told us that “man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought, he forges the weapon by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy, strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection and by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master”
So its crystal clear that everything that happens to our lives start from the mind, even our present environment is shaped by our thoughts as Einstein once said “thoughts creates things“.
Our duty is to choose wisely and clearly what thoughts we put into our minds.
Emerson was very correct when he said “A man is literally what he thinks about all day long“. A good practice for helping our minds to function very well is when we boldly declare daily that “I am the master of my mind and the captain of my soul“. This confession will help us choose better and live an amazing life so that we can sing along with 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.”
AS A MAN THINKETH” was written by DR OKECHUKWU EKEMEZIE