Subconscious vs Conscious Mind
Size of Subconscious vs Conscious Mind
I have tried to really illustrate just how important the subconscious mind is and how it is initially inundated with information when you are young child. It may seem like I am beleaguering the point but the reason for that is that your current daily activity as an adult is around 95% controlled by your subconscious mind. “The major problem is that people are aware of their conscious beliefs and behaviors, but not of subconscious beliefs and behaviors. Most people don’t even acknowledge that their subconscious mind is at play, when the fact is that the subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind and that we operate 95 to 99 percent of our lives from subconscious programs. Your subconscious beliefs are working either for you or against you, but the truth is that you are not controlling your life, because your subconscious mind supersedes all conscious control. So when you are trying to heal from a conscious level—citing affirmations and telling yourself you’re healthy—there may be an invisible subconscious program that’s sabotaging you.” 7 We will use a real life example of this. Many people use will power to quit smoking but will power is from the conscious state. They keep trying to convince themselves to quit consciously but the habit is embedded in their subconscious mind and their subconscious programs don’t agree with what the individual is saying. There is a conflict and the subconscious mind wins out as it is too strong for the conscious mind. I see this time and time again with addictions. To successfully transform, you have to reset your mind, use positive affirmations while in theta state and then give it some time. I talked about this in my previous book titled “The Transformation From Within”.
It is important to discuss how the subconscious mind and conscious mind can sometimes interact. I will use an example of this. As stated, the conscious mind is creative, is responsible for solving math problems, making plans for the weekend, and completing activities throughout your life. It is in use less than five percent of your day and can’t process details anywhere near the speed of the subconscious mind. Here is an example of how the two minds work. Someone asks you what you are doing for the weekend. Most people immediately look upwards, start thinking about it in a conscious state and the moment they do, their mind defaults to a subconscious program. When you are in thought, your mind goes into subconscious mode. I find that extremely intriguing. I personally catch myself looking up when asked a question in a conscious state. A second example is that your subconscious mind can scan a newspaper page in seconds and it goes right to the words you are thinking about. Your conscious mind may take 5 minutes to read that page but if your subconscious mind has a program in it like red, it will find the colour red or the word red in seconds. It is like when you go and buy a red SUV for example. Once you buy it and focus on it, you start seeing red SUV’s everywhere. You notice them all over the place now because your mind is looking for it. They have always been there but you never noticed them before. Your mind is now fixated on them and they show up everywhere. That is an example of the power of the subconscious mind. The goal is to have subconscious programs that support your wishes and desires. When you have cohesiveness and congruency, the world becomes yours to enjoy and master.
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