Joseph Murphy was born on May 20, 1898, in a small town in the County of Cork, Ireland. His father, Denis Murphy, was a minister and educator at the National School of Ireland, a Jesuit facility. His mother, Ellen Connelly, was a homemaker.
Joseph was brought up in a strict Catholic household. His father was devout and was one of the few lay professors who taught Jesuit seminarians. Denis Murphy had a broad knowledge of many subjects and manifested in his son the same desire to study and learn.
Joseph was enrolled in the National School and by all accounts, was a brilliant student. Encouraged to study for the priesthood, he was accepted as a Jesuit seminarian but began to question the Catholic orthodoxy of the Jesuits and withdrew from the seminary. Off to explore new ideas and gain new experiences, he left his family to go to America.
It’s in America and through his travels, that Joseph developed his philosophies.
Over the next few years, Dr. Murphy became well known in the U.S. as a result of his books, tapes, and radio broadcasts and was invited to lecture all over the country. He did not limit his lectures to religious matters and spoke on the values of life, the theory of wholesome living, and on the teachings of great philosophers both from the Eastern and Western cultures.
A lifelong student and philosopher, Dr. Murphy wrote more than 30 books. His most famous work, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, which was first published in 1963, became an immediate bestseller. Acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written, millions of copies have been sold and continue to be sold all over the world.
Among some of his other best-selling books were Telepsychics, The Magic Power of Perfect Living, The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind, Secrets of the I-Ching, The Miracle of Mind Dynamics, Your Infinite Power to Be Rich, and The Cosmic Power Within You.
The Expand the Power of Your Subconscious Mind is a force to be reckoned with. It will change the way you perceive your thoughts and is easily relatable. The belief in owning your subconscious thoughts will shape your life, your environment, and most importantly, YOU.
Your conscious mind is your thinking mind. It’s the mind that you use to rationalize, to think about ideas to say you’re going to do something, but it’s the subconscious mind that’s in control.
“Just keep your conscious mind busy with expectation of the best.”
“Your desire is your prayer. Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its reality and you will experience the joy of the answered.
“The only path by which another person can upset you is through your own thought.”
“Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and good will, and wonders will happen in your life.”
“The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish."
“All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”
“Age has its own glory, beauty, and wisdom that belong to it.”
“You grow old when you lose interest in life, when you cease to dream, to hunger after new truths, and to search for new worlds to conquer. When your mind is open to new ideas, new interests, and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life and the universe, you will be young and vital.”
“Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.”
“Remember, you have the capacity to choose. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health!”
“He awakened to the simple truth that it is never what a person says or does that affects him, it is his reaction to what is said or done that matters.”