“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”—Earl Nightingale.
After looking into how the subconscious mind works, it’s hard not to be grateful for everything we are. We are all products of our thoughts. And if we know how much power our thoughts hold, we would work endlessly to protect them. The subconscious mind is like a robot. It only works according to the orders we give to it.
In all the articles I’ve read, they say that the subconscious obeys, and the conscious commands. They also say that the subconscious mind works to keep our self-concept intact. This means that the concept or image we have of ourselves is constantly being adhered to. The subconscious acts in a way that is exactly in line with our natural pattern of behaviour.
Studied patterns of behaviour
Our subconscious has studied every single experience we’ve had and stored it in our minds. By the age of 21, we’ve already stored more than one hundred times the contents of the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. How insane is that? The subconscious also sees a red light when we try to do something that is out of the ordinary. In other words, something we are not used to doing. It is dangerous and uncomfortable. This is why doing something new is always terrifying.
Our subconscious mind makes decisions before our conscious mind even knows what’s going on. That’s how invasive it can be. Within less than a split second, our mind has already weighed the pros and cons and made a decision. Which is based on previous experience, learned behaviour, and comfort zones. As we know, it works hard to stay within our comfort zone. This is why repeating positive affirmations work so well. Because we can reprogram our mind to remain and revert to a positive state.
If we look at the few facts listed above, it shows how critically important it is to better understand how our bigger and better half works. It’s very hard to excuse why we don’t push ourselves to allow our subconscious to expand in beliefs. Or even why we don’t practice gratitude. It is a beautiful thing to know our anatomy.
There is no limit
Another fact about the subconscious mind is that it takes everything literally. It does not distinguish between positive and negative. It works like a machine and holds everything we inform it. Therefore, we can say that our conscious mind is like a gardener. Who plants seeds and waters the garden. And our subconscious is like very fertile soil, growing flowers, roots, and being watered every day.
There is no limit to what you train yourself to do. The subconscious is the part that keeps our body temperature stable. It keeps you breathing. And it works to keep your heart beating at a normal rate. It keeps a balance among the hundreds of chemicals in your billions of cells. So your entire physical machine functions in complete harmony most of the time. Your subconscious also practices homeostasis in your mental realm. In other words, by keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past.
So if you think that “that’s just the way I am” is a perfectly good excuse, think again! We have only discussed a few minor facts on the subconscious. Imagine what the rest of our body has to offer! So whenever you are feeling like you ‘cant’ or that things are too difficult, remind yourself of your subconscious. And how it is only working the way you’re programmed to work. There is no one forcing you to stay within the comfort zone of your subconscious. Every moment is an opportunity to expand its limits.
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