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Joseph Murphy

Train Your Subconscious to Grow Mentally and Materially

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    Don’t romanticize poverty

    We are conditioned to think that money is evil. Movies and TV shows love to portray money as a corrupting force. But money isn’t some mystical thing driving people towards bad behavior. It’s a system for swapping goods and services. 

    There is nothing inherently evil about money, and wanting more is not an evil thought. In fact, thinking about money as evil can be very dangerous.

    Let’s change our perception a little by thinking about money as a symbol of exchange

    When you think, “I want more money”, what you’re actually thinking is that you want the capacity to do things that require money. For you, that could be anything from buying your partner a beautiful piece of jewelry, to just wanting to buy groceries without worrying your card will bounce. Money is not the goal, the goal is something that money facilitates. 

    It’s not evil to want a better life. In fact, it’s one of the most natural desires for a human. Security, health, happiness, an education, a future for your children – none of these things are evil. So why would it be evil to want the tool that allows you to achieve them?

    Often, people have a subconscious aversion to pursuing their financial goals because they think that poverty is virtuous and wealth is evil. 

    Of course, people can do awful things for money, and can do awful things with the money they have. But when we consider money as a symbol of exchange, rather than an end in itself, money as “evil” starts to seem like superstition. The same electricity that powers your house could just as easily kill someone, but that doesn’t make it evil. Nor does it make a dark room somehow virtuous. 

    Our ingrained ideas about wealth impact our relationship with money. So if you want to improve your financial reality, you need to address your subconscious negative thoughts around it. Let’s look at how.

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    What is How to Attract Money about?

    How to Attract Money (1959) is a classic handbook on how to grow your wealth and enrichen your life spiritually, mentally and materially. It shows how, by training your mind and your subconscious, you can gear yourself toward a life of abundance and fulfillment.

    Who should read How to Attract Money?

    • Anyone who wants to increase their wealth
    • Students of human nature and psychology
    • Fans of self-help books looking to (re-)visit a classic

    About the Author

    Joseph Murphy (1898-1981) was an educator, counselor and lecturer and the Minister-Director of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles. Born in Ireland to Roman Catholic parents, he eventually moved to Los Angeles where he built into one of the largest New Thought congregations in the country. In the next decade. His book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963) sold millions of copies and was translated into numerous languages.

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