The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

by Joseph Murphy

We all have the untapped potential to be wealthier, more successful, and happier. The subconscious mind can help us overcome challenges in our lives, change how we think, and form better relationships with those around us. All we need to do is access it.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is a guidebook to the subconscious, explaining what it is, the power that it has, and how you can access it. It is filled with simple exercises that anybody can do in as little as five minutes. By following the exercises and changing the thought patterns in your subconscious, you can transform your conscious mind and change your life forever.

Summary Notes

The Treasure House Within You

“You can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy by learning to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind.”

Our mind is split into two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. Learning to control the subconscious is the key to improving our lives and achieving our goals. The thoughts and ideals that take hold in the subconscious mind will manifest into conscious actions and experiences in our lives. By making those thoughts and ideals positive, we can bring about change.

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How Your Own Mind Works

“Your subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it or what you consciously believe. It does not reason things out like your conscious mind and does not argue with you controversially.”

The subconscious mind cannot reason. It only accepts any ideas that the conscious mind presents. So, when you think negatively about yourself, your conscious mind accepts this and executes those ideas. 

Similarly, if you believe you can’t do something, your conscious mind automatically works to fulfill this thought. This is called autosuggestion. By changing the suggestions you give your subconscious mind, you can overcome fears and be more successful.

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Visualization Techniques

“Act as though I am, and I will be.”

Making vivid visions of the outcomes you want in life helps them stick in your subconscious. Playing out an imagined ‘movie’ in your head lets your subconscious focus on these outcomes. Your conscious mind will then act to make them a reality.

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Practice Gratitude For Future Achievements

“He knew that as he kept up the thankful attitude, he would recondition his mind to the idea of wealth, which is what happened.”

Practicing gratitude for goals you have not yet achieved can recondition your mind and convince your subconscious that you will definitely achieve those goals. 

This is best illustrated by the story of a father struggling financially. He kept saying “thank you” for all of his wealth, even though he had none. This reconditioned his mind, and eventually, he acted in a way that made him wealthy.

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How to Use the Power of Your Subconscious For Wealth

“Wealth is simply a subconscious conviction on the part of the individual.”

Wealth and success are a mindset that anyone can attain. Some people are wealthier because they have convinced their subconscious that they are deserving of that wealth, while most people do not. Instead, they keep reinforcing the idea that they don’t have enough money.

By using simple affirmations that plant the idea of wealth and success in your subconscious, you can change your outward behavior. You will naturally act in a way that makes you wealthy, and ideas will flow from your subconscious. It will also change how you think about wealth, so you will always consider yourself successful, even when you do not have as much material wealth.

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How to Receive Guidance From Your Subconscious

“I was a prisoner of war in a coal mine in Russia, and I saw men dying all around me in that prison compound…I started concentrating on my escape. I knew that my subconscious mind would somehow find a way.”

When we face problems with no obvious solution, we can turn to our subconscious mind for help. By focusing on a solution and believing that it exists, the subconscious mind steps in and gives us the answer to our problem. 

This may not happen immediately, and it often comes when our minds are preoccupied with something else. But simple techniques can kickstart this process and help us solve any problems in life.

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Your Subconscious Mind and Marital Problems

“Ignorance of the functions and powers of the mind is the cause of all marital trouble.”

Marital problems stem from a lack of understanding of the subconscious mind. People attract the wrong type of partner because they send the wrong message about what they want to their subconscious. 

When people are in relationships, they often cement negative thoughts in the subconscious by holding onto small resentments and sharing concerns about the relationship with others. 

This reinforces the negative ideas about your partner in your subconscious, and so your conscious mind begins sabotaging the relationship. You can only overcome this problem by changing how your subconscious mind views the relationship.

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Your Subconscious Mind and Your Happiness

“You have the freedom to choose happiness. This may seem extraordinarily simple, and it is.”

Happiness is a state of mind.  Several occasions, such as weddings or our children's birthdays, make us all feel happy. But since these are transitory events, our happiness fades.

While some people believe that constant happiness cannot be achieved, it is simply not true. Your subconscious mind has the power to make you happy if you instill the idea of happiness in it with some simple techniques.

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Your Subconscious Mind and Harmonious Human Relations

“Your subconscious mind is a recording machine, which faithfully reproduces whatever you impress upon it.”

The idea of treating others as you would like to be treated is central to many religions and ideologies, and it’s extremely relevant to the subconscious mind. Any thoughts and actions carried out by your conscious mind are imprinted on your subconscious. If you harbor resentment towards others and act against their interests, you are poisoning your subconscious. 

All of this negativity takes root in your subconscious and you reap what you sow. If you want to be happy and successful and maintain good relationships with others, you must embrace empathy and learn to disagree with others without anger or resentment. This is known as emotional maturity.

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Using Your Subconscious Mind For Forgiveness

“You must forgive everyone who has ever hurt you if you want perfect health and happiness.”

Resentments are like poison for the subconscious mind. When the subconscious is filled with negative thoughts about others, that spills over into our conscious mind. So, we act negatively towards people around us, damaging relationships and making us unhappy. 

If you want to unlock the full potential of your subconscious and make drastic improvements to your life, you need to learn how to forgive others.

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How to Use Your Subconscious Mind to Remove Fear

“When I assumed a new attitude of mind, the omnipotent power of the subconscious responded, giving me strength, faith, and confidence and enabling me to overcome my fear.”

Fear is one of the biggest hurdles to success. When we fear things, it stops us from taking risks and getting out of our comfort zone. For example, you may skip over a job opportunity because you are afraid you won’t get it. You may also avoid social situations because you are afraid of what people will think of you. 

Ultimately, fear prevents growth and new experiences in life. However, fear resides in the mind and we can recondition ourselves out of fear through the subconscious. Mentally immersing ourselves in the things we fear and reframing them changes how we think and removes the fear.

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How To Get The Results That You Want

“If you get into a taxi and give half a dozen different directions to the driver in five minutes, he would become hopelessly confused and probably would refuse to take you anywhere. It is the same when working with your subconscious mind.”

The main reasons for failure when trying to access our subconscious mind are exerting too much effort and not having a clear goal in mind. There is a big difference between forcing your subconscious mind to stop accepting negative thoughts and allowing positive ones to grow. There is no need to dwell on the details of how your subconscious mind transforms your life. 

Instead, you must focus on imagining the end result of your goals and accepting them. The following ideals should be adhered to when practicing any of the techniques outlined in this summary.

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