Subconcious Mind

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with reptition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
-Earl Nightingale

We’ve all heard the term subconscious mind but what exactly is it?

The medical definition is a part of the mind that stores away everything you do, feel and learn without you being aware of it. And then, depending on what you’re doing or thinking about, it brings forth the information you’ve store to help you.

In layman’s terms, I like to refer to it as a hard drive for your mind. A hard drive stores everything you put into it. But you still have to tell it what you’re looking for before it pops up.

The subconscious part of the mind works the same way. It stores everything you experience but only comes forward if you channel it.

Because of this type of functionality, mental health experts believe that if we learn to access our subconscious minds more often and more at will, we’ll benefit tremendously.

But how exactly do we do that?

There are a number of techniques suggested by psychologists, psychiatrists and mindfulness coaches:

The number one thing is to focus on what you want to channel. In a method similar to self-affirmations (which I have also written about previously), no matter which way your mind steers, bring it back to what you’re focusing on. Mentally repeat to yourself what you want to think about.

Picture it or visualise it. Either do this mentally or physically with an actual photo or illustration.

Write what you want to channel on a piece of paper. This technique is especially helpful to those who can’t help but think a million thoughts a minute. The second you start thinking about something else, look at the piece of paper.

Meditate. Whether it’s the subconscious mind or conscious mind, it’s almost universally agreed upon that in order to gain more control over it, you need to be calm. Meditation can help do that provided you have the time and privacy for it.

There are several more techniques that can easily be found online that will help you make your subconscious part of the mind more easily accessible.

Regardless of which technique you utilize, the crucial part is just getting to that point.

One thing to keep in mind is all of the things alluded to take time to develop especially if you’ve never given thought to your subconscious mind before now.

It’s like a gizmo or gadget. If it’s been lying dormant in the garage for quite a while, it takes some fine tuning to start it up again.

Do you think about your subconscious mind often? Have you ever tried to consciously channel it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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