To understand behavior and thought patterns, know the power of the subconscious mind. Tap into your subconscious and take control of your behavior starting today.
In this article:
- How Does the Subconscious Mind Work?
- Subconscious Mind Power
- How to Control Your Subconscious Mind
- How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
Discover How the Subconscious Mind Works and Influences Human Thoughts, Actions, and Decisions
How Does the Subconscious Mind Work?
Scientists have known for decades that the subconscious (or unconscious) mind is more powerful than the conscious mind. Some of them even suggest that if you can access and control your subconscious mind, doing extraordinary things such as telekinesis will be like a walk in the park.
In the popular documentary What the Bleep Do We Know?, Dr. Joe Dispenza states that a healthy human brain can process 400 billion bits of information per second. However, we are only conscious of about 2,000 of those 400 billion bits of information. In simpler terms, most of the information of reality is processed by your unconscious mind.
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The main reason why your subconscious mind processes most of the information about your environment is your conscious mind isn’t powerful enough to process all the information of reality or fact.
If your conscious mind tries to process billions of bits of information at once, you will see or experience things that make your life very chaotic.
This is why your subconscious mind translates most of the information. It can filter out unnecessary things allowing you to experience life in a way that makes sense to you.
Subconscious Mind Power
The subconscious mind is often termed as the “autopilot” behind your conscious mind. It is where your mind stacks away all its memories.
It keeps your experiences, concepts, insights, and perceptions long after your conscious mind has forgotten them. From here come the feelings and notions that rule your conscious self, behaviors, habits, and mindset.
Through its complex mechanism of neurological functions, the brain is responsible for vital emotions, including negative emotions. These include anger, happiness, grief, shock, and the like.
These interpretations give shape to the kind of behavior we exhibit. It influences whether a person cultivates positive thinking or limiting beliefs.
The New York Times published details about an experiment done by psychologists at Yale to see if they can alter people’s behavior. The study’s participants, who were college students, had no idea that their social instincts were being deliberately manipulated.
On the way to the laboratory, they bumped into a laboratory assistant holding textbooks, a clipboard, papers, and a cup of hot or iced coffee. The person asked for a hand with the cup.
That was all it took. The students who held a cup of iced coffee rated the hypothetical person they later read about as being much colder, less social, and more selfish than the students who momentarily held a cup of hot java rated the hypothetical person.
The study involving coffee is just one of many experiments that came to similar conclusions.
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How to Control Your Subconscious Mind
One of the most popular psychologists is Sigmund Freud. His theory of the structures of the human mind is the most well-known.
Freud separated the mind into three parts. These are the id, the ego, and the superego. Freud believed our subconscious mind buried most of our emotions, beliefs, and impulses. He referred to it as the id.
Because of his belief, he considered the id to be the main driver for our behavior and personalities. Freud saw the subconscious mind and ego as scary and chaotic. This is an idea still widely accepted in modern psychology.
The unconscious mind and ego are part of who you are. They are part of your identity. When you become fearful of them, it makes it easier for them to control your behavior.
The ego is part of your mind that loves to control you. It’s always living in a state of fear due to its belief that it needs to fight against you for survival. As a result, it will lie and deceive you so it can stay in control.
If you want to stop the ego from controlling you, you need to learn how to integrate the ego with other identities of your mind. This way, the ego doesn’t feel so lonely and separated.
One of the first steps to calm your ego’s controlling behavior is to stop fearing it. Accept it as a part of you.
How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
Behaviors that arise from the unconscious mind are very effective at influencing how you behave. This is why advertising companies are obsessed with subliminal messages. These types of messages are created by advertising agencies for the purpose of reprogramming your unconscious mind.
What Are Subliminal Messages? These are stimuli that enter into the lower level of conscious awareness. They bypass human consciousness where reason or logic resides.
They can influence how you think. If subliminal messages didn’t work, do you think advertisers would waste millions of dollars per year on them?
The unconscious mind plays a big role in how you behave and experience reality. If you want to have more control over your life, learn to acknowledge it instead of fear it.
Program your subconscious mind to block negative thoughts and instead, encourage the acceptance of positive affirmations. By casting aside the ego, this will help you achieve mental and emotional stability and clarity.
Also, by doing this, you become aware of your unconscious compulsive behaviors making it easier for you to control them.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 9, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.