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The Power of the Subconscious Mind

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

Key words and phrases:

Pledge: promise

Scorching: very hot

Bearable: able to be endured

Subconscious: the part of the mind that we are not fully aware of, but it does affect behaviour

Key takeaway: a conclusion made based on facts made in a presentation of ideas

Likened: point out how something or someone is similar to another

Swelter: uncomfortably hot

You may remember in last month’s installment, I pledged not to complain about the scorching summer heat. We are officially in the latter part of summer and so far, so good! To be honest, it seemed like an unrealistic goal when the idea first came to mind, but in fact it has been far easier than I imagined. More importantly, it seems that the power of the subconscious mind, or at least the power of suggestion, has played a key role in making this summer more bearable.

When I was around twenty years old, I read a book entitled, “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy. It was the first time to read such a self-help book and the negative bias of my brain rejected almost every idea written in it. However, after reading it a second time, and later a third, things started to make sense and it led me down a path that I am still on today. A key takeaway from the book is that the mind is open to suggestion, good or bad. Dr. Murphy likened the mind to a garden and he used seeds to represent our thoughts. He suggested that the “garden” would receive any “seeds” that were planted in it, flowers or weeds. “Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.”

It should not have surprised me that by avoiding complaints of the summer swelter, the heat seemed less intense, more bearable. What amazed me was the fact that valuable lessons I had learned so many years ago, had been, in part, ignored or forgotten. Fortunately, I could learn them once again and make this summer much more enjoyable. I wanted to share this experience with you because we all have our own challenges; weather, family, work…life. With that in mind, I encourage you to fill you mind with thoughts of good, goodness to yourself and goodness to others, and, as Dr. Murphy wrote, “…wonders will happen in your life.”

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Wishing you health and happiness always.

Mark Tofflemire

Tailor Made Inc.

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