The power of the (subconscious) mind

My next book is going to be about the power of the mind. Everything from mind techniques, neuroscience, habits, flow and of course future trends.

Placebo effect

For example, if I were a Pharma company, I would seriously study placebo effects. It is very powerful. You are what you think. Some theories suggest you can become what you think you are.

Control your brain

After all your brain is put away in a black box (your skull) and you can make it believe anything you want. Rather than the other way around. “Solve for happy” and “Buddha’s brain” explain the attitude and the science behind it.


It is amazing how easily we can trick ourselves or how someone else can trick you. Read “The science of selling” or “Filter Bubble”. Or just look at how addicted we are to our smartphones.

Ask your subconscious for help

You might as well be in control. To get control, you need the help of your subconscious. The tales of the miracle-working powers of your subconscious mind have been around for a long time. Ask, and it will provide. That is my motto.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

“The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy gives some pointers. The infinite intelligence within your subconscious mind can reveal to you everything you need to know at every moment of time and point of space provided you are open-minded and receptive. I would suspect that flow is closely related to that and to give you some stats:

The power

Conscious processing can only handle about 12033 bits of information at once. This isn’t much. Listening to another person can take almost 60 bits. However, unconscious processing (= flow) can handle billions of bits at once. The result is 200 percent boost in creativity, a 490 percent boost in learning, a 500 percent boost in productivity. In other words, your subconscious mind is a supercomputer in touch with infinite life and boundless wisdom.

The secret

It is a universal truth that whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition, experience, and event.

The future is in your mind

Over 90 percent of your mental life is subconscious. The outside mirrors the inside. External action follows internal action. Your future is in your mind now, based on your habitual thinking and beliefs. Your subconscious mind is your Book of Life.

You are what you think

You become what you think. Your beliefs or thought in your mind creates outcomes. You can determine these outcomes. The technique is very simple.

Ask, feel and sleep

Because your subconscious mind never rests or sleeps, so you might as well get it to work for you. Give the subconscious mind something good to work on as you drop off into slumber. You need more sleep. Sleep brings counsel. Many answers to our problems come to us when we are sound asleep. Your mind will respond.

Decree health and your subconscious will establish it. In doing that, relaxation is the key. “Easy does it.” Do not be concerned with details and means, but visualise the result. Get the feel of the happy solution to your problem whether it is health, finances, or employment. Rest with the deep conviction that it is done. Believe and release.

The feeling of health produces health, the feeling of wealth produces wealth. How do you feel? A man with a mind filled with ideas of wealth is surrounded by everything he needs.

Three steps

The book says there are three steps to success

1. The first step to success is to find out the thing you love to do, then do it.

2. The second step to success is to specialise in some particular branch of work and know more about it than anyone else.

3. The third step is the most important one. You must be sure that the thing you want to do does not redound to your success only. Your desire must not be selfish; it must benefit humanity. Your idea must be released with the purpose of blessing or serving the world.


A successful person loves his work and expresses himself fully. When you know how to apply the powers of your mind, and when you are expressing yourself fully and giving of your talents to others, you are on the sure path to true success.

The techniques

The first step in conveying your clarified desire, idea, or image to the deeper mind is to relax, immobilise the attention, get still, and be quiet.

The second step is to begin to imagine the reality of that which you desire. Impress an image on your subconscious mind. Have the confidence that the answer always comes, provided you trust the working of your deeper mind.

Quiet the mind

Here is another simple technique you can use to receive guidance on any subject: Quiet the mind and still the body. Tell the body to relax; it has to obey you. It has no volition, initiative, or self-conscious intelligence. Your body is an emotional disk which records your beliefs and impressions.


Mobilise your attention; focus your thought on the solution to your problem. Try to solve it with your conscious mind. Think how happy you would be with the perfect solution.

The secret of guidance

The secret of guidance or right action is to mentally devote yourself to the right answer until you find its response in you. The response is a feeling, an inner awareness, an overpowering hunch whereby you know that you know.


Any book on meditation will tell you the same. Or read “The great work of your life”. Think good and good follows. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous, and doing what you love to do, you are successful. Repeat the word, “success,” to yourself frequently with faith and conviction, and you will be under a subconscious compulsion to succeed. Think good and good follows.

Expect the best 

Expect the best, and invariably the best will come to you. If you are writing a novel, play, or book, or are working on an invention, speak to your subconscious mind at night. Claim boldly that its wisdom, intelligence, and power are guiding, directing, and revealing to you the ideal play, novel, book, or give you the perfect solution whatever it may be. Wonders will happen.

V + E + R = M

In some way this book is close to “The God Formula: A simple scientifically proven blueprint that has transformed millions of lives” by Jeffery A. Martin:

Visualisation + Emotion + Release = Materialisation

When constructing your visualisations you should only use positive thoughts and intent, and you should see what you desire as already being yours, you should feel it come to fruition, and you should release, i.e. ask your subconscious. It will materialise.

Lucky people

Jeffrey Martin’s has a view on lucky people. Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

The end of absence

Or read “The end of absence”. Regular withdrawal from sense evidence and the noise and confusion of everyday living is also a form of sleep; i.e., you become asleep to the world of the senses and alive to the wisdom and power of your subconscious mind.

Choose happiness

You must choose happiness. Make it a habit to be happy You must desire to be happy Why choose unhappiness? The kingdom of happiness is in your thought and feeling. Find happiness to be the harvest of a quiet mind. Nothing can disturb you but your own thoughts.

Some other pearls of wisdom from “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.”


Do the thing you are afraid to do, and the death of fear is certain. Fear is a negative thought in your mind. Supplant it with a constructive thought. The great law of substitution is the answer to fear. Whatever you fear has its solution in the form of your desire. If you are sick, you desire health. If you are in the prison of fear, you desire freedom. Expect the good. Mentally concentrate on the good, and know that your subconscious mind answers you always. It never fails.

Getting old

Mind and spirit do not grow old. You are as young as you think you are Your subconscious mind never grows old. It is timeless, ageless, and endless. It is a part of the universal mind which was never born, and it will never die. Patience, kindness, veracity, humility, good will, peace, harmony, and brotherly love are attributes and qualities which never grow old. If you continue to generate these qualities here on this plane of life, you will always remain young in spirit.


Wisdom is an awareness of the tremendous spiritual powers in your subconscious mind and the knowledge of how to apply these powers to lead a full and happy life. Be sure that your mind never retires. It must be like a parachute which is no good unless it opens up.

Recapture youth

To recapture the days of your youth, feel the miraculous, healing, self-renewing power of your subconscious mind moving through your whole being. Know and feel that you are inspired, lifted up, rejuvenated, revitalised, and recharged spiritually. Get a vision of yourself as happy, radiant, successful, serene, and powerful.

We need our senior citizens

  • Marcus Porcius Cato, the Roman patriot, learned Greek at 80.
  • Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, the great German-American contralto, reached the pinnacle of her musical success after she became a grandmother. It is wonderful to behold the accomplishments of the oldsters.
  • The Greek philosopher, Socrates, learned to play musical instruments when he was 80 years old.
  • Michelangelo was painting his greatest canvases at 80.
  • At 80, Cios Simonides won the prize for poetry, Johann von Goethe finished Faust and Leopold von Ranke commenced his “History of the World”, which he finished at 92.
  • Isaac Newton was hard at work, close to 85.

If you truly believe and apply the above, could you keep Alzheimer at bay?


There is that placebo effect again.

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Sense making; morality, humanity, leadership and slow flow. A book about the 14 books about the impact and implications of technology on business and humanity.

Ron Immink

I help companies by developing an inspiring and clear future perspective, which creates better business models, higher productivity, more profit and a higher valuation. Best-selling author, speaker, writer.

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