The Power Of Subconscious Mind Summary

Dr. Joseph Murphy is the brain behind this book. It is very different from others as it helps us discover the powers or mysteries of our subconscious mind. 

This book explains the workings of our subconscious mind and reveals how to use it—how to change your life, become successful, and become rich.

Through its teachings, I’ve learned to reprogram the deep-rooted patterns that were hindering my happiness and success.

If you’re ready to take control of your thoughts and your life, this book is a must-read.

What Is Conscious and Subconscious Mind

You can achieve whatever you want from your subconscious mind. You might wonder what the subconscious mind is and what it does.

But before that, I want to tell you that along with the subconscious mind, there is also a conscious mind.

The conscious mind is also known as the objective mind. Thoughts, feelings, and memory are a part of our conscious mind. The conscious mind is based on reasoning, so whatever decision you make, you make it through your conscious mind. This includes planning for your future, career planning, purchasing grocery items, and more.

Now, here comes the subconscious or subjective mind. The subconscious mind doesn’t influence the conscious mind, but it controls your heart rate, stomach, blood flow, and breathing.

Think of your mind like an iceberg. The small, visible tip above the water is your conscious mind, while the vast, submerged portion represents your subconscious.

But here’s the catch: your subconscious mind is the ultimate gatekeeper. Its agenda is based on your experiences, habits, and deeply ingrained beliefs.

Let’s say your conscious mind wants to lose weight and knows exercise is important. However, if your subconscious associates exercise with pain, boredom, or a sense of failure, it might subtly sabotage your efforts. You might find excuses, feel inexplicably tired, or forget your gym plans.

Now, you may have understood the difference between your subconscious and conscious minds, so let’s move on to the next topic.

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How Your Subconscious Mind Works

Your subconscious mind accepts everything you feed him and whatever your conscious mind believes in. Your subconscious mind doesn’t argue with you, but your conscious mind does. 

The subconscious accepts everything, like thoughts and reactions. If you keep your mind positive, then your subconscious mind will also respond positively.

But be careful about what you feed it because if you feed it negative things, it may react negatively, creating problems in your life.

Have you ever wondered why many people cannot change their lives? It’s because they sow bad seeds or thoughts in them, resulting in their miserable life.

Some of the most common things they feed their subconscious mind are-

  • I am not intelligent.
  • I don’t have enough money.
  • I have so many difficulties.

Because they repeat these sentences repeatedly, their subconscious minds think that they are in order and accept them.

But the good news is that if you say the opposite of these sentences (positive one), the subconscious mind will also accept that.

How Your Subconscious Mind Works

How To Change Your Life

The best way to change your life is by changing your thoughts.

You can change your thoughts by auto-suggestion. Auto-suggestion is a process where individuals influence their thoughts, feelings, or behavior through repeated suggestions to themselves. It involves using mental techniques like self-hypnosis to guide positive changes in one’s mindset. When you think good thoughts, they are stored in your subconscious mind.

Auto-suggestion is like a watchman for your brain, as it allows good thoughts to enter your brain but not the bad ones. Let me give you an example so that you can understand it better.

A seventy-year-old woman always tells herself that her memory is rotten. But then, one day, she hears about Joseph Murphy’s idea of auto-suggestion. 

So, she started telling herself that her memory was improving, and she really remembered whatever she wanted to remember. As a result, her memory really started healing and becoming better with each passing day.

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Take Charge of Your Mental Programming

And just like this, we can use auto-suggestion to our benefit and to decrease negative thoughts.

When we watch the news on television, our minds are filled with negative suggestions and information. These channels show us that many people’s lives are filled with problems.

Even if you’re living well when you continuously start to watch negative things, your life indicates that you want that kind of life, and it starts to move in the negative direction.

It doesn’t mean that you should not only listen to your problems; instead, it means that you should become the master of your thoughts. Only let positive thoughts enter your brain, and never let negative thoughts enter, whether they are yours or of another person.

The Power of Belief

Your subconscious mind is just like the principal of a school. It does its work according to the law of belief. Whatever is happening to you is happening because your thoughts have reached to your brain in the form of belief.

Suppose you are a gardener (of your subconscious mind). You are sowing seeds in it (thoughts), and your subconscious mind gives results according to the type of seed you’ve sown.

If you’ve sown a good seed, the plant will also be healthy, and vice versa. This also happens in your life; if you have embedded good thoughts in your mind, your life will also be happy, healthy, and prosperous.

When thoughts enter your subconscious mind from the conscious mind, the power of your subconscious mind is reacted to. Whatever you are in your life is because of your thoughts.

Whatever experiences and actions you have in life are reflections and reactions of your thoughts. If you change your thinking habits, you will improve your life.

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How To Use The Power Of Our Subconscious Mind?

Let’s look at an example first. Suppose that you are going somewhere from a taxi. If you tell the driver where to go, you’ll arrive at your destination quickly. But if you tell him the wrong direction, then you won’t be able to reach your destination.

And like that, if you tell your subconscious mind the wrong direction, then it won’t be able to reach its goal. So, we should always program our subconscious mind to follow the right path.

Now Dr. Murphy tells us some valuable techniques for training our subconscious mind, and by following them, you can achieve health, wealth, happiness, and peace.

Technique 1: Mental movie

Relax and sit in a particular place. Focus on your breath. Then, create a mental movie in your brain. Feel your ideas and situations and add them to your mental movie if you like.

For example, if you have an exam tomorrow, imagine you are feeling happy as you leave the exam hall and tell your family members with joy that your exam was very good.

Technique 2 Thank-you method

This is a very important technique as you express your gratitude to god.

For example, if your financial situation is not good, and you want to improve it, repeat this affirmation:

‘I am very happy and grateful to this universe for giving me abundant money. Thank you, thank you, thank you.’

Even though you do not have an abundance of money right now, repeating this affirmation signals your subconscious mind to attract money toward you in the future.

Technique 3: Affirmative method

You probably know that the present tense is used in affirmative sentences.

For example, whatever problem or disease you are experiencing should heal. Then you should say, ‘I am healthy, I am eating healthy, My body is absorbing nutrients.’ If our subconscious mind is doing something wrong, then we should affirm it so that it will start to follow the right path again.

Important Tip

  • Be Patient and Consistent: Reprogramming your subconscious mind takes time.
  • Don’t force yourself while doing these techniques. Instead, use your imagination.
  • We shouldn’t fight with our subconscious mind. Instead, we should relax and give it positive thoughts.
  • When you visualize your goals or desired states, make them as detailed and emotionally charged as possible.
  • The more senses you involve, the stronger the imprint on your subconscious.
  • Affirmations are powerful but work best when infused with genuine belief and positive emotion.
  • Make gratitude journaling or a simple gratitude practice before bed a part of your routine.

Train Your Subconscious Mind to Build Wealth

If you want to become rich, believe it. You will not become rich just by saying, ‘ I am rich’. Although we have suggested you use the affirmative method, it doesn’t mean you’ll become rich by saying it.

For that, you should change your mentality from a lack of money to an abundance of money. That’s why Dr. Murphy says, “A man with a poverty-type mind finds himself in poverty-stricken conditions. Another man with a mind filled with ideas of wealth is surrounded by everything he needs.”

You can have everything if you will cleanse your mind of negative thoughts about money, and in its place, you should have some positive thoughts. It’s because the more deeply these thoughts are instilled in your mind the more the law of attraction will attract you towards money.

Your subconscious mind can act like many things; one of the things it acts like is a bank. It watches whether you deposit wealth or poverty in it, so be careful while depositing any belief in the bank of your subconscious mind.

Many people say that if the affirmative method doesn’t work, then why did you recommend it? And how can we change our mentality without saying a word? 

So the answer to this problem is don’t confuse your mind with opposite thoughts. Yes, sometimes, when we affirm something, it confuses our conscious mind because it’s opposite to reality. So, while affirming, check the sentence you’re affirming.

As for wealth, you shouldn’t say that you are rich because maybe you are not that rich. This confuses your conscious mind, and it can also make things worse. Instead, you should say that, “ By day and by night I am being prospered in all of my interests.”

I would like to tell you what obstacles, delays, and limitations bring to your life when you unconsciously say sentences like this: “ There is not enough money.” “ There is a shortage.” “ I will lose the house because of the mortgage.” etc.

They act as requests in front of your subconscious mind, and your mind will accept them without arguing, which can cause misfortune in your life. So you should always mind your tongue.

Also, keep this in mind so as not to get jealous. Jealousy brings negativity into your mind, which can lead to wealth flowing from you instead of to you.

Also, there is a tip that you can follow to affirm your sentences at night before going to sleep. Your subconscious mind is more active at night.

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You can use the power of your subconscious mind to achieve wealth, health, happiness, peace, and any other field of interest you like.

Remember the three techniques: mental movie, thank-you method, and affirmative method.

Don’t affirm anything which is opposite to reality. Give your subconscious mind the right direction.

Sow the seed of positive beliefs in your mind to get positive results. Use auto-suggestion.


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