Humans have one mind, with two scopes: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The difference is, the conscious mind capable of reasoning, comparing good and bad, right and wrong, positive and negative. The conscious mind does not make sense that where the positive and what is negative, what is right and what is wrong. And the unconscious mind, according to the authors of this book, Joseph Murphy, has tremendous strength, which can be used for various purposes. "In your subconscious mind is infinite wisdom, infinite power, and infinite supply of all your needs, the wait was developed and disclosed," wrote Murphy (p. 3).
Between the two last thoughts scope has a close connection. The conscious mind gives the order, whether consciously or not, to the subconscious mind. When a person thinks, "I can reach it," meaning the thought commands to the subconscious mind. Similarly, when a person thinks, "Oh, I could not possibly," he means that the instructions to the subconscious mind to execute it. And at the instructions that came, that the conscious mind went to work without the need to prove it, and without knowing the time, even when we are sleeping soundly.
When we think positively, the subconscious mind instantly reacts to implement positive ideas earlier. Murphy gave an example, when someone thought of peace, happiness, health, and wealth, then the subconscious mind receives ideas and work to make it happen. Conversely, when someone thinks negatively, such as helplessness, the inability to do something, then the subconscious mind works embody any ideas or negative impression.
Therefore, the nature of one's jealous of the happiness it will keep us from happiness. Murphy gave an example, when we do not like other people have so many deposits in his account, while we can only save a little by little, then we have put ourselves into a position that is very negative; "Therefore, wealth flows from us, not to us . "(p. 119). To neutralize the negative thoughts, Murphy suggested that we should immediately declare to ourselves that we are praying for it to be more abundant wealth.
So, what are the goals to empower the subconscious mind? The simplest suggestion is to overcome fear, anxiety, and so on. Another goal is for mental healing, even to cure physical ailments. How about for wealth? The subconscious mind can be used to gain wealth! How is the technique?
When you go to sleep at night, Murphy advised to practice the techniques: repeating the words "wealth" with a calm, relaxed and full of feeling. In this regard, the author emphasizes, among others: The conscious mind and the subconscious mind must agree to assert dominant ideas about wealth, not poverty.
So, what does he think about working hard to earn wealth. Murphy found that trying to accumulate wealth with the stream of sweat and toil of work is one way to become the richest man in the grave.
Another technique to train the subconscious mind is to forgive, which is important for healing. Annoyed even to condemn others especially against him could lead to various diseases. The technique described forgive Murphy is as follows: Calm your mind, relax, and let it all happen. Then say, "I release all persons and all those who have hurt me, and I pray for health, happiness, peace, and all the blessings of life for everyone."
The book version was published by Spectrum Indonesia, Jakarta, 1997, and translated by B. Dicky Soetadi is worth reading by anyone who wants to practice positive thinking to realize the good wishes for a better life.