The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is a book on how to leverage the power of your subconscious mind to make thoughts a reality. It’s a bit new-agey but there is something good in it.
- What your subonconscious believes your conscious mind will do
- Your subconscious mind can make thoughts a reality
- You talk to your subconscious mind with visualization and thoughts during sleep and half-sleep time
Subconscious Makes Things Real
The author says that our subconscious makes what it believes a reality.
He gives several example ranging from people who act like acts once hypnotized to priests curing the sick telling them God will heal them to people selling house through the power of visualization.
Visualize To Get What You Want
Joseph Mursphy says that visualizing things will bring them into your life. He advises to visualize while in dreamlike states.
Visualization + Passion
Passion gives you the tools to work hard at what you want, which will make the visualization much more powerful –and thanks God the author at least mentions the need to work hard, contrary to the similar book The Secret-.
Choose To Be Happy
The author says that being a happy is a choice. And not being happy, or being envious, stands in your way. Being angry towards people is a self fulfilling prophecy as you will act badly towards them and they will act badly in return.
You should overcome being envious by wishing well to the people you’re envious of. And then your subconscious will believe that you deserve the same.
Real Life Applications
Visualizing is a powerful tool. If not to attract things in your life, to keep you focused on your goal and mentally upbeat. Also, you’ll be readier when opportunity strikes
Do break patterns
It’s true that sometimes we build fears and dislike upon nothing. And we bring them in our life by acting on them. Do break the patterns instead. For example, force yourself to focus on the positives of your boss and chances are that your relationship will improve for the better.
Good old law of attraction
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is considered one of the very first sources upon which the law of attraction is based.
Needless to say, the part on the law of attraction and much of the biblical references are unscientific.
Some good insights on the unconscious
Surprisingly, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind also touched one some interesting cases. One of them was of a workaholic who was making himself sick for too much work. Until he discovered he always felt guilty for his brother’s death and overworking was a way of punishing himself.
Such cases can happen indeed.
Some good stories
The story of the alcoholic afraid of failing to get sober was touching and helpful. He visualized his daughter praising him for being sober -a very smart move- and was able to stop.
I’m not a big fan of Law of Vibration, Law of Attraction and the likes.
There was some stuff which was very good in The Power of Your Subconscious, but overall I wouldn’t necessarily recommend to a friend. But that’s just me.