Above Life's Turmoil includes 20 pieces pointing us toward heights of self-kwledge and self-conquest which help us rise above the turbulence of the world. Allen stresses that it is essential to shut out the isier, baser aspects of life in order to focus on the enlightenment of the self. Included within Above Life's Turmoil are essays on true happiness, integrity, belief, mental attitude, and the use of reason. We cant alter external things, r shape other people to our liking, r mould the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things, -our desires, passions, thoughts, -we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mould the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom, and so reconcile it to the outer world if men and things. James Allen was a British philosophical writer kwn for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of self-help movement. Allen's practical philosophy for successful living has awakened millions to the discovery that they themselves are makers of themselves. Allen insists that it is within the power of each person to form his own character and create his own happiness.