the power of your subconscious mind book review

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy is a classic self-help book on harnessing your subconscious mind for success and happiness.

Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. If controlled in the right way, it can help you create the life you want for yourself. Acclaimed author and proponent of the New Thought movement, Dr. Joseph Murphy attests to this in his book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and says all you need to do is start believing in your capabilities and set your subconscious in motion.

The human mind is the most powerful thing in the world. But, with great power comes great responsibility. The mind can either be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how you use it. If harnessed in the right way, your mind can be your greatest ally.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is a classic self-help book that explains how changing the pattern of your thoughts can lead to significant improvements in your relationships, finances and your physical and mental wellbeing. The book, which has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1963, details effective mind-focussing techniques to eliminate obstacles in the subconscious mind that hinder our path to success.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind throws light on Dr. Murphy’s life-long commitment to understanding the laws of the subconscious mind. He presents easy-to-understand techniques and case studies to help readers decipher and apply the same to enhance their quality of life, making the book a handy and informative read. According to him, the human mind is made of the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious mind takes the conscious mind’s thoughts and ideas and executes them. Whatever we accept to be true, the subconscious mind acknowledges and works on it.

Since our thoughts create our reality, we need to consistently discipline our thoughts and the direction of our imagination. That is to say, when we focus on thinking or imagining negative things such as obstacles, problems, setbacks and failures, our mind begins to perceive these thoughts as real. Instead of drowning in a whirlpool of negativity, what Dr. Murphy suggests is the need to align our imagination with the desired outcome. Therefore, if we want a positive outcome, it’s important to have a positive outlook on life.

One of the most interesting qualities of the book is it teaches you how to control the power of the subconscious mind through the technique of autosuggestion, which can come in the form of affirmations and visualisations. Essentially, the aim of autosuggestion is to implant positivity into the subconscious mind through repetition. By doing so, the subconscious mind will eventually begin to take cues from the conscious mind and assist you in achieving your goals.

Our most important job, according to The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, is to get our subconscious mind to accept the idea of whatever it is we want to achieve. However, the subconscious mind will initially reject it. It can only be programmed over time through an intensity of effort and emotion. The amazing thing about the subconscious mind is that once it accepts an idea, it will simply begin to execute it. When you imagine the delight of accomplishing your dream or goal, the subconscious mind will transform your imagination into reality. So, act and feel like the successful person that you wish to become, which will help you inch closer to your goal.

The book further states that the moment your subconscious mind accepts a goal, it sets in motion an incredible force that overcomes obstacles, stimulates creative thinking, and sets you on the path to success. Dr. Murphy states, “Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, ‘I can’t afford it’, your subconscious mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, ‘I’ll buy it. I accept it in my mind.’”

According to The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, entering a relaxed and reflective state can make your subconscious mind more responsive to autosuggestion. Once you understand what you want to achieve, get into a comfortable setting and relax. Breathe deeply and feel connected to your body. As your conscious mind starts to relax, you can connect more easily to the subconscious mind. At this point, visualise and create a mental picture of what it will be like to achieve your goal. For instance, if you are seeking a promotion at work, imagine your employer or loved ones congratulating you after you have achieved it. As you do this, repeat positive affirmations that align with your goals. For instance, you could say to yourself, “I am improving every day. I am proud of who I am. I will not fail.” Repeat this process every day and eventually, your subconscious mind will start working on your goal.

Learning how to harness the subconscious mind can help us build self-confidence, create meaningful relationships, accumulate wealth, conquer our fears, promote physical health and wellbeing, and achieve overall happiness in life. The effectiveness of Dr. Murphy’s techniques has been explained with the help of inspiring real-life examples throughout the book.

Overall, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind teaches us that depending on the state of our subconscious mind, we can perceive the same event as positive or negative. Fortunately, we can take conscious efforts to mend the subconscious mind and use it to achieve success. By using autosuggestion and other useful techniques mentioned in this book, we can train our subconscious mind to work in our favour. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is an empowering and life-changing read that can help eliminate negative perceptions and motivate you to unleash your true potential in life.


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