Every action has an equal and opposite reaction is Newton’s law. The region of the brain that is responsible for spontaneous responses is the subconscious mind. Imagine someone hitting you in the back you immediately hit back. It is spontaneous and there is no thinking involved. Similarly, you just hear someone wishing you, you immediately wish them back. The response is spontaneous not one that happens after a long thought process. The Subconscious mind is that part of the mind that is active day and night and designed to engage in thinking and imagery without even you realizing it. Therefore, you become or will be attracted to what you think in your subconscious.
Power of your subconscious
The conscious mind works on the basis of cognition and the perception of the stimulants in the environment. While the subconscious is impulsive and does not think or reason. To illustrate, if someone offers a sweet to you and if you are a diabetic, the conscious mind will tell you to refuse the sweet as it will affect your blood sugar levels and affect your health, while the Subconscious mind immediately makes you to grab the sweet and put it into your mouth not allowing anytime to think or listen to what your conscious mind has to say. Such is the power of the subconscious mind that if you were to divide the mind into several grids, out of a grid of 10, the conscious mind constitutes just 1-2 grids while the rest of the mind is controlled by the subconscious.
Nature of the subconscious
The nature of the subconscious is that it is a bank which is a storehouse of experiences. Experiences here includes both positive and happy experiences as well as negative and traumatic experiences, even those that are not currently in your conscious mind. The subconscious mind is actually responsible for controlling the functions in your body like breathing, rhythmic beating of theheart. While the conscious mind works on the basis of logic, thinking,and calculations, the subconscious functions on the basis of saved programs that are stored due to repetition and it acts instantaneously.
Emotions are messages that are sent by the subconscious mind. Incidentally, the subconscious mind is also the best ego-defense mechanism you can have. It protects your well-being by insulating you from emotional shocks and emotional wounds. The subconscious helps you to forget unwanted experiences and anyone in few days. Therefore, by learning the art of using the cooperation of the Subconscious mind and the conscious mind will help you control as well as handle your emotions better and it will improve your life skills. You can use meditation to store more and more positive thoughts through affirmations and create a positive energy and this will manifest itself in all walks of your life by changing the feelings of negativity that has been stored in the subconscious mind.
How to activate your subconscious mind
The subconscious mind is believed to be dominant over the conscious mind in that once it registers a goal, choice or action and gets activated, it persists until it is met. So inorder to activate the Subconscious mind and make it believe what you want, you will have to put in extra effort to get the need get deep into your subconscious. The methods that are proven to provide good results include
Practicing positivity- This includes
- Replacing negative thoughts with positive and affirmative thoughts by self-talk.
- Repeating a personally crafted mantra whenever a negative thought, anxiety or stress arises
- Practicing visualization and mentally rehearsing as if you have achieved what you wanted to. But you should ensure that the visualization is almost close to reality.
Practicing mindful meditation
Practicing consciousness writing
Using Dream analysis.
Restak gives the example of reading this essay. You scan the title and a few sentences here and there and eventually make a decision to stop reading or read on. You might then go back to the beginning and start reading, or you might start reading wherever it was in the article when you decided to stop skimming.
If you are able to convince the Subconscious mind about what you want and keep reinforcing it, you can be assured that it will be done.