Your Subconscious Mind Is Running Your Life!
Studies have shown us that a healthy human brain can process 400 billion bits of information per second. However, we are only conscious of about 2,000 of those 400 billion bits of information. The mind is divided into two main aspects – the conscious and the subconscious. Our brain begins to prepare for action just over a third of a second before we consciously decide to act. Even when we think we are conscious, it is our subconscious mind that is actually running the show. Most of the information pertaining to reality is processed by your subconscious mind.
The truth is that you are not in control of your life because your subconscious mind supersedes all conscious control. The conscious mind is made up of our surface thoughts, wishes, desires and aspirations. The subconscious mind however, is termed as the “autopilot” behind your conscious mind. It keeps your experiences, concepts, insights, and perceptions long after your conscious mind has forgotten them. From here come the feelings and notions that rule your conscious self, affecting behaviors, habits, and mindset.
This part of the mind also serves as your guidance system. It constantly monitors the information coming from the senses for dangers and opportunities. It would communicate that information to the conscious mind. There is two-way communication taking place between the subconscious and the conscious mind through the principle of auto-suggestion. It is when you have an idea, an emotion, a memory or an image that comes from the past.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
– Earl Nightingale
70% of Your Thoughts Are Negative
The model of our world is formed by our internal patterns and beliefs. These patterns and beliefs are installed during the first seven years of our lives. They eventually shapes our reality. This is when a child learns all the behavioral characteristics necessary to be a functional member of a family and a functional member of a community. It turns out that during those early years of our lives, up to 70% of the programs that we downloaded by observing other people, from our parents, family or siblings are negative, disempowering, and even self-sabotaging. We take in these messages from our surroundings and they become our automatic view of reality. This is the realm of our habitual thought patterns and beliefs, the things we do when we don’t even know we’re doing it.
As we grow in age, new subconscious patterns continue to form. This is especially true when we fail to keep our filters in place. We persistently entertain all kinds of negative, destructive and erroneous ideas unchallenged. These ideas eventually become expressed in our lives. Patterns that arise from the unconscious mind are very effective at influencing how you behave. The picture you hold in your mind creates your behavior and your biology.
We Are Running By Default
It is in the subconscious that our real beliefs and emotions reside. This is what the great spiritual master Jesus refers to when He taught that whatsoever you desire, when you pray, believe you have received it. It is the belief that creates the pattern by which the subconscious mind brings forth visible form and structure.
Your conscious mind, which is the creative mind only kicks in around age seven. That is your identity, the center of consciousness. When you are fully present and focused in the moment, the conscious mind is driving the bus. As soon as you start to drift away from this moment, there is a shift. The subconscious programs immediately take over in order to keep things moving.
The sky is not the limit. Your mind is.
– Marilyn Monroe