This week, Life Training Online is reviewing The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Dr. Joseph Murphy, the eighteenth of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.

Your Subconscious Mind and Harmonious Human Relationships

With regards to human relationships, Murphy further makes the point — as is stressed throughout this book — that what we habitually impress upon our minds, eventually finds its way into our physical reality. For this reason, the Golden Rule becomes central to creating and maintaining harmonious relationships with others.

When you think negatively about others, that negativity eventually finds fruition in your own life. Hateful or resentful thoughts directed at others become a mental poison to your own self. All these negative expressions including cheating, robbing, or lying to another only brings lack and limitation to yourself. Because your mind records all your inner motivations, thoughts, and feelings, it will in turn express them in equally negative ways within your own life.

The same holds true for positive thoughts and actions. Whether negative or positive, your silent thoughts and feelings is experienced in the reactions of others towards you. If you wish for others what you wish for yourself, you will have found the key to peace, love and harmony in your relationships.

Your Subconscious Mind and Habits

Habit is ultimately a function of your subconscious mind. If you think about it, there is no greater evidence of the power of your subconscious mind than the force and sway habit holds in your life. We are all creatures of habit, whether good or bad.

Subconscious habits are formed when you repeat a thought or act over and over until it burns a track in the subconscious, becoming eventually automatic. One of our great endowments is the ability we all have to choose good habits or bad ones. Whatever mental pictures you frequently create — backed by belief and emotion — in your conscious mind, your subconscious will bring it to pass. The only obstacle to your success then is your own thoughts and mental images.

Murphy discusses the importance of practicing mental discipline for the creation of good habits. For example, when your attention wanders, bring it back into focus on your good or goal. When formed, this habit of discipline will support and help solidify all the other mental habits you wish to create.

Using Your Subconscious Mind to Remove Fear

Our fears are nothing but mental obstacles that we’ve created. By using the power of your subconscious mind, you can overcome all your fears. One of the keys to this, Murphy explains, is the power of visualization.

Say for example you’re afraid of water. In your imagination, project yourself into a pool of water and see, feel, and experience yourself swimming. The more real you can make this experience, the greater the impression you’ll make on your subconscious mind. By doing this frequently enough, eventually you’ll overcome your fear. This can be applied to whatever you might struggle with, be it claustrophobia, fear of failure, fear of relationships, whatever.

The goal of this exercise is to focus on the positive compliment of your fear. For example, if your afraid of failure, focus on success. If it’s sickness you fear, dwell on perfect health. If death frightens you, focus on the gift of eternal life. Remember that the things you fear do not really exist except as thoughts in your mind. Replace them with their opposites and you’ll no longer fear.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is the eighteenth of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.

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