What is Your Subconscious Mind?
What is Your Subconscious Mind?
To understand what the Subconscious Mind is, we must also include a talk about the conscious mind, because the two work together and basically go hand-in-hand.
Our conscious mind is our wide-awake mind. This is where our personality-self lives and it is who we believe we are. Our conscious mind makes decisions every day in order to meet our day-to-day needs. This is also where our EGO is. The part of us that can be rather critical and judgmental. You can tell when you are operating from your EGO self, because you’ll typically feel irritated, unhappy, judgmental and not in the flow of things. Your Ego is never satisfied and it loves to be right. It can also feel “not good enough,” puny and cause that little voice in our heads that tells us it will never work.
The subconscious mind is literally in every cell in your body. Quite opposite from the conscious mind, the subconscious mind has no judgements about anything. It’s number one priority is to keep you healthy safe and alive and is governed more by instinct than anything else. It is also the great computer storage facility. Think of yourself as an organic computer with unlimited storage capacity and infinite access to all information. Every experience you’ve ever had is stored in the subconscious mind, including all your emotions and this is in every cell of your body.
Physically, think of the subconscious as a part of your brain, spinal cord and the network of nerves that spread out throughout your entire body, from your head to your toes and everything in between.
You subconscious mind is the part of you making your heart beat, digesting your food, dilating your pupils, even blinking your eyes. Every single body activity is controlled by the subconscious part of you, in charge of the health and function of every cell in your body.
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This is the area where all your habit patterns are stored as well.
Think about it…I like to use the analogy of driving a car…when you first learned to drive, it was, well…difficult. You had to think about everything and put your entire conscious focus an attention on learning to drive, so you didn’t hit something or stall out in the intersection. Then one day, you just got in the car and drove. You didn’t really give much conscious awareness to it at all. What happened?
Driving the car moved from the conscious part of your mind into your subconscious where it is now stored as a habit.
You know the old saying – “it’s just like riding a bike?” What this really means is once you’ve learned to do something new, you never really forget, because the subconscious mind has that experience stored and ready for recall at any given time.
The subconscious mind never sleeps. Your conscious mind or personality self, is the part of you that needs sleep. Our nervous systems need a break from all that “Ego” thinking, from the pressure of our personality. There’s always a level of consciousness available at all times. If there wasn’t we would die when we go to sleep.
Also, if you need to wake up because there’s a fire or alarm going off, you subconscious wakes you up so you can deal with the situation at hand.
Your subconscious is quite the powerhouse and you can learn to tap into this amazing part of yourself to create profound changes and improvements.