Many people are aware of their subconscious mind but think of it in terms of an idea, theory, or something abstract. In truth, the subconscious mind is a very real, very prevalent, and very powerful tool. To tap into that potential power, you need to understand more about the subconscious mind and what it can do.
What Is the Subconscious Mind?
Definitions of the subconscious mind can vary. You can think of it as an area of your mind that holds everything not contained in your conscious mind. Consider typing on a keyboard for example. When learning to type, you must consciously think about where to place your fingers, and how to maneuver them around the keyboard.
As you learn, conscious thought becomes subconscious knowledge. Eventually, you can type as if you always knew how to do it. You internalized typing. Internalization is an important concept to remember when talking about the power of the subconscious mind.
How the Subconscious Mind Makes You Who You Are
Now you understand a little about how things become a part of your subconscious mind. The previous example spoke of typing but consider the larger things. Your attitudes about life, the way you think of yourself, your internalized convictions, your prejudices, these things are all in there.
Over time, you program yourself by adding these things to your subconscious. Mostly, programming happens through symbols or repetition. These repetitions occur constantly, whether you notice or not.
In a sense, everything that makes you who you are is in your subconscious mind. By tapping into that, you can reprogram yourself. The way you think consciously tells your subconscious mind what it needs to keep.
The subconscious mind is like an ocean compared to your conscious mind’s river. The river feeds the ocean, but the ocean has far more latent power and age.
Mastering Your Subconscious Mind
Your conscious mind feeds your subconscious mind. In turn, your subconscious mind holds onto the predominant thoughts of the conscious mind. This process creates a cycle. If you have negative thoughts or habits, then this is a vicious cycle.
You will find you’re creating your own anxieties, fears, and negativity. Not only that, but you will fill the spaces around you with these things. Other people can pick up on it and start their own vicious internal cycles.
Everything is connected. Despite the “new-agey” sound of these things, it’s all very real and relevant. You are what you say you are. Understanding that will start you down the path of mastering your subconscious mind.
You can turn the cycle towards fulfillment, joy, growth, and understanding of the world around you. Many tools, exercises, and other methods to help you along your journey exist. Many have found success through meditation, positive mental imagery, and even hypnosis.
Remember, the subconscious isn’t logic-based. It feeds on repetition and constant affirmation. If nothing else, just start by telling yourself something good about yourself every day. You’ll find a lot more to the power of the subconscious mind and what it can do for you. Look for the information and methods that appeal to you most.