“Remind yourself frequently that the healing power is in your own subconscious mind.” ~ Dr. Joseph Murphy
Dr. Joseph Murphy
From the author of the great classic, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and many other life-changing books, here are 40 life-changing lessons to learn from the great Dr. Joseph Murphy.
40 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Dr. Joseph Murphy
1. Imagination is the most powerful faculty.
“Imagination is the most powerful faculty. Imagine what is lovely and of good report. You are what you imagine yourself to be.” ~ Joseph Murphy
2. You are what you think all day long.
“Think good and good follows. Think evil and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.” ~ Joseph Murphy
3. You are as young as you think you are.
“You are as young as you think you are. You are as strong as you think you are. You are as useful as you think you are. You are as young as your thoughts.”
4. Fear is a thought in your mind, and you are afraid of your own thoughts.
“It is said that fear is man’s greatest enemy. Fear is behind failure, sickness, and poor human relations. Millions of people are afraid of the past, the future, old age, insanity, and death. Fear is a thought in your mind, and you are afraid of your own thoughts.” ~ Joseph Murphy
5. It is not the thing believed in that hurts or harms you, but the belief or thought in your mind.
“It is foolish to believe in something to hurt or harm you. Remember, it is not the thing believed in that hurts or harms you, but the belief or thought in your mind, which creates the result. All your experiences, all your actions, and all the events and circumstances of your life are but the reflections and reactions to your own thought.” ~ Joseph Murphy
6. There is no block to your happiness save in your own thought life and mental imagery.
“There is no block to your happiness save in your own thought life and mental imagery. Is fear or worry holding you back? Fear is a thought in your mind. You can dig it up this very moment by supplanting it with faith in success, achievement, and victory over all problems.” ~ Joseph Murphy
7. Do not think ill of another for to do so is to think ill of yourself.
“A hateful or resentful thought is a mental poison. Do not think ill of another for to do so is to think ill of yourself. You are the only thinker in your universe, and your thoughts are creative.” ~ Joseph Murphy
8. You can interfere with the normal rhythm of your organs by worry, anxiety, and fear.
“You can interfere with the normal rhythm of your heart, lungs, and other organs by worry, anxiety, and fear. Feed your subconscious with thoughts of harmony, health, and peace, and all the functions of your body will become normal again.” ~ Joseph Murphy
9. It is not God or life who make you sick, your thoughts are.
“God, or Life, never sends disease, sickness, accident, or suffering. We bring these things on ourselves by our own negative destructive thinking based upon the law as we sow, so shall we reap.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“The symptoms of almost any disease can be induced in you by hypnotic suggestion. This shows you the power of your thought.” – Joseph Murphy
10. Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, becomes true for you.
“Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right action, and all the blessings of life.”
11. The subconscious mind is ruled by suggestion.
“The subconscious mind is ruled by suggestion, it accepts all suggestions – it does not argue with you – it fulfills your wishes.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“All things that have happened to you are based on thoughts impressed on the subconscious mind through belief. The subconscious mind will accept your beliefs and accept your convictions.”
12. All disease originates in the mind.
“All disease originates in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it.” ~ Joseph Murphy
13. Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health and peace.
“Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.” ~ Joseph Murphy
14. Trust the subconscious mind to heal you.
“Trust the subconscious mind to heal you. It made your body, and it knows all of its processes and functions. It knows much more than your conscious mind about healing and restoring you to perfect balance.” ~ Joseph Murphy
15. The feeling of health produces health.
“The feeling of health produces health; the feeling of wealth produces wealth. How do you feel?” ~ Joseph Murphy
16. It is abnormal to be sick.
“It is abnormal to be sick; it simply means you are going against the stream of life and thinking negatively.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“Your subconscious is the builder of your body and is on the job 24 hours a day. You interfere with its life giving patterns by negative thinking.” ~ Joseph Murphy
17. There is a miraculous healing power in your subconscious that can heal the troubled mind.
“There is a miraculous healing power in your subconscious that can heal the troubled mind and the broken heart. It can open the prison door of the mind and liberate you. It can free you from all kinds of material and physical bondage.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“Your subconscious mind controls all the vital processes of your body and knows the answer to all the problems.”
18. You have the power to heal your body.
“A psychologist friend of mine told me that one of his lungs was infected. X rays and analysis showed the presence of tuberculosis. At night before going to sleep he would quietly affirm, “Every cell, nerve, tissue, and muscle of my lungs are now being made whole, pure, and perfect.
My whole body is being restored to health and harmony.” These are not his exact words, but they represent the essence of what he affirmed. A complete healing followed in about a month’s time. Subsequent X rays showed a perfect healing.” ~ Joseph Murphy
19. Watch what you say. You have to account for every idle word.
“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.” ~ Joseph Murphy
20. Your subconscious mind does not argue with you.
“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 mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, ‘I’ll buy it. I accept it in my mind.’ ”
21. The most wonderful thing to know is this:
“The most wonderful thing to know is this: Imagine the end desired and feel its reality; then the infinite life principle will respond to your conscious choice and your conscious request. This is the meaning of believe you have received, and you shall receive. This what the modern mental scientist does when he practices prayer therapy.”
22. There is a gold mine within you.
“Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.”
23. Change your thoughts and you change your destiny.
“Every thought is a cause and every condition is an effect. Change your thoughts and you change your destiny.”
24. Watch your thoughts. Thought rules the world.
“Watch your thoughts. Every thought accepted as true is sent by your brain to your solar plexus – your abdominal brain – and is brought into your world as a reality.”
“The law of attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thought life. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking. Thought rules the world.”
25. As a person thinks, so is the condition of her circumstances.
“As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances.” ~ Joseph Murphy
26. A suggestion has no power in and of itself, its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.
“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself, its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.” ~ Joseph Murphy
27. Never finish a negative statement.
“Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.”
28. The way to get rid of darkness is with light.
“The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.” ~ Joseph Murphy
29. Give no one in all the world the power to deflect you from your aim in life.
“Give no one in all the world the power to deflect you from your goal, your aim in life, which is to express your hidden talents to the world, to serve humanity, and to reveal more and more of God’s wisdom, truth, and beauty to all people in the world.
Remain true to your ideal. Know definitely and absolutely that whatever contributes to your peace, happiness, and fulfillment must of necessity bless all men who walk the earth. The harmony of the part is the harmony of the whole, for the whole is in the part, and the part is in the whole. All you owe the other, as Paul says, is love, and love is the fulfilling of the law of health, happiness, and peace of mind.”
30. Forgive before you go to sleep, and healing will take place much more rapidly.
“Your subconscious never sleeps. It is always on the job. It controls all your vital functions. Forgive yourself and every one else before you go to sleep, and healing will take place much more rapidly.” ~ Joseph Murph
31. You can acquire any quality you want by acting as though you already have it.
“The truth is you can acquire any quality you want by acting as though you already have it.” ~ Joseph Murphy
32. Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled.
“When you imagine the reality of the fulfilled desire and feel the thrill of accomplishment, your subconscious brings about the realisation of desire.”
33. You can build radiant health, success and happiness.
“The great secret possessed by the great men of all ages was their ability to contact and release the powers of their subconscious mind. You can do the same.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“You can build radiant health, success and happiness by the thoughts you think in the hidden studio of your mind.”
34. The subconscious mind has determined the success and wonderful achievements of all great scientific workers.
“Remember that the subconscious mind has determined the success and wonderful achievements of all great scientific workers.” ~ Joseph Murphy
35. Nothing external can upset or hurt you without your mental consent.
“You can develop the right mental attitude when you realize that nothing external can upset you or hurt you without your mental consent.” ~ Joseph Murphy
36. Whether the object of your faith is real or false, you will get results.
“Whether the object of your faith is real or false, you will get results. Your subconscious mind responds to the thought in your mind. Look upon faith as a thought in your mind and that will suffice.” ~ Joseph Murphy
37. As you go to sleep at night, practice the following technique…
“As you go to sleep at night, practice the following technique. Repeat the word, “Wealth,” quietly, easily, and feelingly. Do this over and over again, just like a lullaby. Lull yourself to sleep with the one word, “Wealth.” You should be amazed at the result. Wealth should flow to you in avalanches of abundance.”
“Deposit thoughts of prosperity, wealth, and success in your subconscious mind, and the latter will give you compound interest.”
38. The feeling of wealth produces wealth; keep this in mind at all times.
“The feeling of wealth produces wealth; keep this in mind at all times. Your subconscious mind is like a bank, a sort of universal financial institution. It magnifies whatever you deposit or impress upon it whether it is the idea of wealth or of poverty. Choose wealth.” ~ Joseph Murphy
39. A mental picture is worth a thousand words.
“A mental picture is worth a thousand words. Your subconscious will bring to pass any picture held in the mind backed by faith.” ~ Joseph Murphy
40. If you are wondering about the answer to a problem turn it over to your subconscious mind prior to sleep.
“If you are wondering about the answer to a problem, try to solve it objectively. Get all the information you can from research and also from others. If no answer comes, turn it over to your subconscious mind prior to sleep, and the answer always comes. It never fails.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“Your Subconscious has the answer to all problems. If you suggest to your subconscious prior to sleep, “I want to get up at 6 A.M.,” it will awaken you at that exact time.”
BONUS: Other famous Joseph Murphy Quotes
“Suppose you are afraid of the water, a mountain, an interview, an audition, or you fear closed spaces. If you are afraid of swimming, begin now to sit still for five or ten minutes three or four times a day, and imagine you are swimming. Actually, you are swimming in your mind. It is a subjective experience. Mentally you have projected yourself into the water.
You feel the chill of the water and the movement of your arms and legs. It is all real, vivid, and a joyous activity of the mind. It is not idle daydreaming, for you know that what you are experiencing in your imagination will be developed in your subconscious mind. Then you will be compelled to express the image and likeness of the picture you impressed on your deeper mind.
This is the law of the subconscious. You could apply the same technique if you are afraid of mountains, or high places. Imagine you are climbing the mountain, feel the reality of it all, enjoy the scenery, knowing that as you continue to do this mentally, you will do it physically with ease and comfort.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“Your subconscious mind is a recording machine which reproduces your habitual thinking. Think good of the other, and you are actually thinking good about yourself.”
“What do you believe about yourself, life and the universe? It is done unto you as you believe.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“Know that you can remake yourself by giving a new blueprint to your subconscious mind.” ~ Joseph Murphy
“The law of action and reaction is universal. Your thought is action, and the reaction is the automatic response of your subconscious mind to your thought. Watch your thoughts!”