William James, the father of American psychology, said that the power to move the world is in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is one with infinite intelligence and boundless wisdom. Whatever you impress upon your subconscious mind, the latter will move heaven and earth to bring it to pass. You must, therefore, impress it with right ideas and constructive thoughts.
There was a young boy in Australia who wanted to become a physician and surgeon, but he had no money. For expenses, this young, brilliant boy used to clean out doctors’ offices, wash windows and do odd repair jobs. Every night, as he went to sleep, he used to picture in his mind’s eye a medical diploma on a wall with his name on it in big, bold letters. He used to clean and shine the framed diplomas in the medical building where he worked. It was not hard for him to engrave the image of a diploma in his mind and develop it there. Definite results followed as he persisted with his mental picture every night for about four months.
The sequel of this story was very interesting. One of the doctors took a great liking to this young boy and after training him in the art of sterilizing instruments, giving hypodermic injections and other miscellaneous first aid work, he employed him as a technical assistant in his office. The doctor later sent him to medical school at his own expense. Then he became a prominent medical doctor in Montreal, Canada. He discovered the law of attraction by using his subconscious mind the right way. He operated an age old law which says, “Having seen the end, you have willed the means to the realization of the end.” The end in this case was to become a medical doctor.
This young man was able to imagine, see and feel the reality of being a doctor. He lived with that idea, sustained it, nourished it and loved it until through his imagination it penetrated the layers of his subconscious mind and became a conviction, thereby attracting to him everything necessary for the fulfilment of his dream.
The law of life is always toward growth, expansion, feeling happy, prosperous and successful. We are not here to go hungry, feel insecured and live a unhealthy life. All these are mental diseases.
Extracted from the famous book “The power of subconscious mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy. To read the book please click here