The Subconscious Mind

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Your conscious mind, let’s call it your thinking mind – the mind that is reading this – only accounts for five percent of your mental capacity. This is pretty much what you are using a this very moment to read these words. To use a computer metaphor, your conscious mind is your RAM.

The other 95 percent of your mind is your subconscious mind, or your hard drive.

Not only does your subconscious automatically take care of all your bodily processes which are vital for you to stay alive – heart rate, breathing, digestion etc – it is also where your feelings are generated. Your subconscious also stores all your memories, good and bad. Your conscious mind may not remember something that happened to you, but your subconscious does.

The subconscious mind is where you hold deep-seated beliefs about yourself – this is where your life script is kept.

And this script dictates how you see yourself and how you react to life situations. Your script becomes your reality.

You may see yourself as talented or untalented, intelligent or unintelligent, successful or unsuccessful, deserving of love or undeserving of love. And these are just a few examples.

Your beliefs or life script are a result of all of your life’s experiences, including your childhood experiences.

The beliefs about yourself that you hold deep in your subconscious mind have a huge effect on the reality you experience in your life. If you hold negative beliefs about yourself at the subconscious level, you will tend to experience negative realities in your life.

And, on the other hand, if you hold positive beliefs about yourself, you will tend to experience positive realities in your life.

Your lived reality matches the subconscious image you have of yourself.  Or, put another way, your thoughts determine your reality.

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