What's the difference between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind?
You've heard people say we only use 10% of our brain, right? It's actually less than that! And the part of our brain they're referring to is the unconscious (or subconscious) mind, which takes up over 99% of our brain power....yet, many people are not in touch/in tune with this part of their brain.
The unconscious mind is what's mainly running your body...it's keeping your heart beating...it swings your right arm when you step your left foot forward...it grows your fingernails, toenails, and runs all of the parts of your body that you're not consciously aware of. You don't even have to think of these things consciously because your faithful, dedicated, powerful unconscious mind does all of these things for you.
Your unconscious mind also holds all of your memories...anything you've ever saw, heard, felt, or thought of...it's still up there. Some things, we don't need to retain consciously. It's just not necessary. The world around us is not at all the way we perceive it to be (consciously). Our unconscious mind constantly organizes our outside world to make it real to us. Each person perceives the world differently, according to their own values and beliefs. Nothing in the world has meaning, until we give it meaning...hence the philosophical question "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" (I don't know, I hope you weren't expecting an answer from me, just trying to make a point here...)
The point I'm getting at is this...as I've said...nothing has meaning, until we give it meaning. The meaning we give things are basically based on our core values and beliefs. Some of these values and beliefs are what you picked up from childhood, maybe from the adults you were mostly around ... parents... grandparents... but what are your values now? What are your beliefs now, as an adult? Maybe it's time to re-evaluate some of those values and beliefs and make sure they are in line with who you are now.
Get in touch with your unconscious mind...go inside, and ask yourself...what are my beliefs? What are my core values? You may be surprised at what you find...
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Danise Jarrett is a Master Certified Life and Success Coach, experienced in the Law of Attraction and success principles. When reading her posts, you'll be motivated towards creating and living the life you truly deserve!