How does our mind work?
How does our mind work?
Let’s start by clarifying that the division of the mind is not really a physical division, but a division of concepts to explain what we know so far.
The mind is divided into conscious, subconscious, unconscious … and some add supra or super conscious.
Conscious is everything where we currently do not realize what we do. Like for example when we are learning to drive a vehicle, and we have to become fully aware of the position of our hands, feet, the actions we take.
Subconscious, and some also call it unconscious, is everything we do automatically and that is usually the result of learning.
Using the previous example of driving a vehicle, it is when we have already learned to such an extent that our movements become automatic when driving.
Most of what we do is the result of the subconscious. Including our learning from 0 to 5 or 7 years. The subconscious learns by repetition, familiarity, and authority. It does not distinguish between false and true.
If a father constantly tells his child that it is useless, that he is a loser, he will never do anything in his future. That will be recorded in the child’s subconscious mind and he will accept it as a truth.
As an adult you may work hard, consciously do everything you must do to succeed, but as in your subconscious you think you are a loser, he himself will sabotage his triumph. Of course this is an example, there are people who grew up in a very negative environment, but succeed.
The vast majority of what we do during the day, what we think, as we think, is done at the level of the subconscious mind.
It is said that between our conscious mind and our subconscious mind there is a border, what some call the Critical Faculty, and others Critical Factor. This is what decides if you accept something new or unfamiliar to the person.
This Critical faculty makes the decision to accept something based on the information it already has at a conscious and subconscious level.
Using the example of the educated child as a loser. He can consciously be taught that what he learned was false, but the key is that the subconscious accept that change and that is why many techniques use repetition, suggestion, and authority until the subconscious accepts the new belief.
Superconscience or supraconscious or cosmic or divine consciousness, is the concept that we are all connected through a universal consciousness and that with training or using techniques such as hypnosis, prayer and meditation we can enter into communion with others or with the divinity or cosmic.
The unconscious is everything that our body does without us noticing and aims to maintain our physical and mental health.
When we want to change a habit, the key is for the subconscious mind to accept the change, the new belief.
For example, if I learned to smoke and when I did I felt very macho, fashionable, as a good thing for me. The Subconscious will have that recorded as a truth, as something good and positive.
If I want to quit smoking, I could certainly use willpower and achieve it, but it is difficult because although consciously saying the cigarette is bad for me, the subconscious has it as something positive and good.
For the above techniques that manage to enter the subconscious are more efficient, than patches to give an example, since when the change is made at the level of the subconscious is more efficient.
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