Joseph Murphy quotes page 1
1898 - 1981, American philosopher and author
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.
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.
There is no true success without peace of mind.
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
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.
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.
Remember that the thankful heart is always close to the riches of the universe.
As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and
What you decree and feel as true will come to pass. Decree harmony, health, peace, and
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.
All disease originates in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental
pattern corresponding to it.
To form a new habit, you must be convinced that it is desirable. When your desire to give up
the bad habit is greater than your desire to continue, you are fifty-one percent healed
Do the thing you are afraid to do, and the death of fear is certain. Say to yourself and mean
it, "I am going to master this fear," and you will.
You were born with only two fears, the fear of falling and the fear of noise. All your other
fears were aquired. Get rid of them.
When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself, "I choose happiness today. I
choose success today. I choose right action today. I choose love and goodwill for all today. I
choose peace today." Pour life, love, and interest into this affirmation, and you have chosen
Prior to sleep, turn over a specific request to your subconscious mind and prove its
miracle-working power to yourself.
All frustration is due to unfulfilled desires. If you dwell on obstacles, delays, and difficulties,
your subconscious mind responds accordingly, and you are blocking your own good.
Every thought is a cause, and every condition is an effect.
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.
The kingdom of happiness is in your thought and feeling. Too many people have the idea that
it takes something artificial to produce happiness. Some say, "If I were elected mayor, made
president of the organization, promoted to general manager of the corporation, I would be
happy." The truth is that happiness is a mental and spiritual state.
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.
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.
Never try to make your wife or husband over. These attempts are always foolish and tend to
destroy the pride and self esteem of the other. Moreover, it arouses a spirit of resentment
that proves fatal to the marriage bond. Cease trying to make the other a second edition of
What you consciously affirm, you just not mentally deny a few moments later. This will
neutralize the good you have affirmed.
Begin to think from the standpoint of the eternal truths and principles of life and not from the
standpoint of fear, ignorance, and superstition. Do not let others do your thinking for you.
Choose your own thoughts and make your own decisions.
You are like a captain navigating a ship. He must give the right orders, and likewise, you must
give the right orders (thoughts and images) to your subconscious mind, and it will respond
It is abnormal to be sick; it simply means you are going against the stream of life and thinking
The miraculous healings you hear about at various shrines are due to imagination and blind
faith which act on the subconscious mind, releasing the healing power.
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.