You and your unconscious.
How have you been getting along lately?
You’re like two people: One being your conscious mind, and the other that person in the background who actually runs most of your life, and your relationships with other people for that matter, and keeps you alive—your unconscious mind.
Some say our conscious mind accounts for 5% and our unconscious for 95%, rather like captain and crew.
All learning and change happens in the unconscious mind because that’s the only place it can be sustained. Conscious will-power doesn’t really cut it when it comes to making something different happen.
And you see…
If you give your unconscious more options, you can be sure it’ll choose the best one. That’s more or less a biological certainty.
So you and your unconscious—how have you been getting along lately?
Is your inner being content with your outward behaviour, or are you conflicted inside? Are you paying attention to those inner signals?
Is your conscious mind effective in training your unconscious with the patterns which will help you?
In other words, you and that other (very powerful) person you live with inside…
How often do you talk? How’s your relationship with yourself?
Brian Canavan says
Good article David. I’ve been practicing mindfulness through meditation for some time and along with self hypnosis to engage and nourish my subconscious and it’s ability to guide my actions. I find this works quite well and would be interested to hear your other readers methods.