This book explain how your own subconscious thoughts shape your life and your surroundings.
If you want to be successful at something then just start doing it. You will reach to your goals at some point as long as you keep the right mindset and learn the tasks.
Dr Murphy explains each and everything with real life examples making it simple for the reader to relate and develop. This book offers some really great skills to learn with numerous examples. You can read some of the stories below.
I would recommend this book to anyone.
Chapter 2: How Your Mind Works
How Autosuggestion Banishes Fear
Janet R. was a talented young singer. She was invited to try out for an important role in an opera production. She desperately wanted to audition, but she was also terribly apprehensive.
Three times before, when she had sung for directors, she had failed miserably. The reason was fear of failure. She had a wonderful voice, but she had been saying to herself, “When the time comes for me to sing, I’ll sound awful. I’ll never get the role. They won’t like me. They’ll wonder how I have the nerve even to try out. I’ll go, but I know it’ll be a failure.”
Her subconscious mind accepted these negative autosuggestions as a request. It proceeded to manifest them and bring them into her experience. The cause was an involuntary autosuggestion. Her fears had become emotionalized and subjectified thoughts that in turn became her reality.
This young singer was able to overcome the force of her negative autosuggestions. She accomplished this by countering them with positive autosuggestion.
How She Restored Her Memory
A woman of seventy-five had always been proud of her ability to remember. Like everyone, she forgot things now and then, but she paid no attention. However, as she got older, she began to notice these occasions and worry about them. Each time she forgot something, she said to herself, “I must be losing my memory because of my age.”
As a result of this negative autosuggestion, more and more names and events slipped her mind. She was close to despair. Then, fortunately, she realized how she was damaging herself. She resolved to reverse the process.
Every time she felt the temptation to think, “I am losing my memory,” she stopped herself. More than that, she deliberately reversed the procedure.
Several times a day, she practiced induced positive autosuggestion.
How He Overcome a Nasty Temper
I was consulted by a man whose marriage and career were both in serious trouble. Hugh D.’s problem was his constant irritability and bad temper. He was concerned about this himself, but if anyone cried to discuss it with him, he exploded in anger. He constantly told himself that everyone was picking on him and that he had to defend himself against them.
To counter this negative autosuggestion, I advised him to use positive autosuggestion. Several times a day-morning, noon, and at night prior to sleep – he was to repeat to himself:
After a month, his wife and his coworkers remarked on how much easier he was to get along with.
How Suggestion Killed a Man
A distant relative of mine went to a celebrated crystal gazer in India and asked the woman to read his future. The seer told him that he had a bad heart. She predicted that he would die at the next new moon.
My relative was aghast. He called up everyone in his family and told them about the prediction. He met with his lawyer to make sure his will was up-to-date. When I tried to talk him out of his conviction, he told me chat the crystal gazer was known to have amazing occult powers. She could do great good or harm to chose she dealt with. He was convinced of the truth of this.
As the new moon approached, he became more and more withdrawn. A month before this man had been happy, healthy, vigorous, and robust. Now he was an invalid. On the predicted date, he suffered a fatal heart attack.. He died not knowing he was the cause of his own death.
My relative was in a suggestible state when he went to see the fortuneteller. She gave him a negative suggestion, and he accepted it. He became terrified. He constantly ruminated on his conviction that he was going to die at the next new moon. He told everyone about it, and he prepared for his end. It was his own fear and expectation of the end, accepted as true by his subconscious mind, that brought about his death.
The woman who predicted his death had no more power than the stones and sticks in the field. Her suggestion in itself had no power to create or bring about the end she suggested. If he had known the laws of his mind, he would have completely rejected the negative suggestion and refused to give her words any attention. He could have gone about the business of living with the secure knowledge that he was governed and controlled by his own thoughts and feelings. The prophecy of the seer would have been like a rubber ball thrown at an armored tank. He could have easily neutralized and dissipated her suggestion with no harm to himself. Instead, through lack of awareness and knowledge, he allowed it to kill him.
A college professor who attended some of my science-of-mind lectures in New York City’s Town Hall came to speak with me afterward. He told me, “Everything in my life is topsy-turvy. I have lost health, wealth, and friends. Everything I touch turns out wrong.”
I explained to him that his problems followed logically and directly from his self-destructive major premise. To change his life, he had to establish a new major premise in his thinking. He needed to accept as true the conviction that the infinite intelligence of his subconscious mind was guiding, directing, and prospering him spiritually, mentally, and materially. Once he did that, his subconscious mind would automatically direct him wisely in his decisions, heal his body, and restore his mind to peace and tranquillity.
This professor formulated an overall picture of the way he wanted his life to be. This was his major premise:
Later he wrote me the following progress report: “I repeated the statements of my major premise slowly, quietly, and lovingly several times a day. I knew that they were sinking deep down into my subconscious mind. I was convinced by the laws of mind that results must follow. I am deeply grateful for the interview you gave me, and I would like to add that all departments of my life are changing for the better. It works!”
Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.
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 works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, “I’ll buy it. I accept it in my mind.”
You have the power to choose. Choose health and happiness. You can choose to be friendly, or you can choose to be unfriendly. Choose to be cooperative, joyous, friendly, lovable, and the whole world will respond. This is the best way to develop a wonderful personality.
Watch what you say. You have to account for every idle word. Never say, “I will fail; I will lose my job; I can’t pay the rent.” Your subconscious cannot take a joke. It brings all these things to pass.
You are the captain of your soul (subconscious mind) and the master of your fate. Remember, you have the capacity to choose. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health! Choose happiness!