30 Jan 2008

Subconscious Mind...

If you have ever read any self help information or information about the mind, then you have probably come across the term "subconscious mind". This statement is thrown about so often, that people are familiar with the term "subconscious" but have little or no idea what it actually means. In this article we are going to be taking a brief look at what is an extremely complex and detailed subject.

So What Is The Subconscious Mind?
The simplest way to understand the subconscious is as a sleeping mind, that you have no conscious awareness of. Your subconscious is constantly recording new information you obtain from the environment around you and stores it away. This means that everything you have ever seen, heard or experienced has been filed away somewhere in the depths of your subconscious mind.

The information that has been stored in your subconscious forms your belief systems, which influence how you act as a person and the things you believe in.

However not all information that enters the subconscious is equal. For example, your first 6 years of life will have the greatest influence on shaping your subconscious mind. This is because when you are born you must learn how to do things, and the way the world works from other people. Therefore the first people to have an influence on your mind are your parents.

After 6 years of age your subconscious now has a foundation of information to work with, and so in the future, compares all incoming information against what it already has. This means some information may be rejected, modified or added too. This tweaking process typically occurs during your teenage years, after which it becomes much more rigid, making it harder to alter.

However it is possible to modify your beliefs in the subconscious after your teenage years, however it will likely take repeated exposure over a prolonged period of time in order for the subconscious to be modified again.

So as you can see your subconscious mind is who you are, who you have been and who you will be in the future. It is influence by some information more than others, which makes up belief systems that are expressed in the way you live and act in your life.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
"The reason man may become the master of his own destiny is because he has the power to influence his own subconscious mind." – Napoleon Hill

The power of your subconscious mind cannot be under estimated. Even though we do not fully understand how the subconscious works exactly, the power of it is undisputed.

It is important to understand that both negative and positive thoughts have an effect on your subconscious mind. By continually dwelling on what's wrong in our life, our subconscious is fed with negatives, and we become gloomy. Just by being aware of what we think, read, and listen to, we can make a positive change.

If you leave it, your subconscious mind will be like a garden that is unattended - the weeds will take over. You DO have control over this awesome power. And the really cool thing is that there is no rocket science needed to develop it.

A practical method for feeding your subconscious mind with positive material is reading. Find an article, or book chapter about something that really strikes a chord with you - somthing that's really positive. Keep this this handy (bedsied drawer or on your desk), and read it regularly. You will be amazed at how easily you recall this material after only a short time. That is the power of your subconscious mind.


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