I have been reading a book that has been highly recommended by my cousin, brother and sister - 'The Power of Your Subconscious Mind' by Dr. Joseph Murphy.
I have just started reading it a few days back but the concept has engrossed me. While reading it, I have been recalling incidents from my life and trying to relate to it and find it to be very true. There are many things in it which we were taught in our childhood and I used to follow. But in our day to day hectic life, we forget about some of the basic and simple things or simply ignore many things. Reading this book is like relating back to the events in my life and also become the positive and optimistic me that I used to be. It is like being inspired again to stop worrying and thinking negative and start being positive and optimistic consciously. I would like to quote some lines here from this book:
"..there are two levels to your mind - the conscious or rational level and the subconscious or irrational level. You think with your conscious mind, and whatever you habitually think sinks down into your subconscious mind, which then creates according to the nature of your thoughts. Your subconscious mind is the seat of your emotions. It is the creative mind. If you think good, good will follow; if you think evil, evil will follow. This is the way your mind works.
The most important point to remember is this: Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. It is an astonishing and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. This law, when applied in a negative way, is the cause of failure, frustation and unhappiness. When your habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, however, you experience perfect health, success and prosperity."
So need to be careful about thoughts and wishes. As the book also says:
"Change your thoughts and you change your destiny."