With fresh ideas and a noble heritage, the book "As a Man Doeth" brings new light to the timeless classic as “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. After reading his book many people understand how our thoughts affect our actions. However,only now has the conversation been revisited and taken to new heights with a focus on how actions change our thoughts. More
With fresh ideas and a noble heritage, the book "As a Man Doeth" brings new light to the timeless classic as “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. After reading his book many people understand how our thoughts affect our actions. However, only now has the conversation been revisited and taken to new heights with a focus on how actions change our thoughts. With wondrous storytelling, S. J. Wallen’s “As a Man Doeth” entertains children while captivating adults. Though it may only take hours to read , it will take a life time to truly understand the principles taught within.
Taken from the preface of “As a Man Doeth”, S. J. Wallen talks about the link between his modern day masterpiece and James Allen’s timeless classic “As a Man Thineth.”
As a Man Doeth - Preface
This book did not come from nowhere, someone had to write it and someone had to inspire it. The origins of this book start long ago when a man named James Allen wrote a marvelous book entitled “As a Man Thinketh.” The book he wrote has inspired millions of people to change their thoughts.
In particular, I read his book in my youth. It was very challenging for my age; however, I managed to read it all and understand the principles that it taught. It truly changed my thoughts; however, it was only later in life that my actions changed me!
For those who are avid fans of “As a Man Thinketh” I don’t intend to take away any of the light that his book has spread over the earth. In fact, it is more about revealing the other side of a “coin” that begs to be seen. Even, James Allen himself wrote this as the forward to his book As a Man Thinketh
“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 the makers of themselves”
These words show that James Allen knew he was only starting the topic of thoughts and action. Also that he himself hoped it would lead others to new discoveries in this field. With that said lets study the “coin of man’s fate.” James Allen focused on the first side of the coin being “thoughts that make actions.” While this is true we should also study the other side of the coin “actions that make thoughts.”
Only a thorough study of both sides will complete a man’s understanding of his own fate; for his fate lies in this coin. As man begins to understand this coin he will see the third side of this coin reveal itself which seamlessly hides between the two sides. This third side (which for now will be nameless) has many ridges of divine light and it can only be felt by the divine hand of providence. … There are many levels to the wisdom of men on this earth; nevertheless, we can mainly divide them into four types.
“Smart men see the raindrops fall on the pond. Clever men see the ripples that the raindrops create. Intelligent men see the ripples fade to the edges of the pond, And Wise men see the ripples that the pond sends back.” -S.J. Wallen
How does this correlate with this book? Think about it… then read the next passage.
Most men know thoughts create actions. Some men know how thoughts create actions. Few men know that Actions create thoughts. And only the Elect of men, know how actions create thoughts!