What Is The Subconscious Mind?

by on February 28, 2009

in Definition Of Subconscious Mind

The term Subconscious is defined as the operating system of the mind.  The subconscious mind is beyond the conscious awareness.  The term Subconscious was coined by psychologist Pierre Janet, who credited the subconscious mind to be a higher level of the conscious mind.  The subconscious mind exist outside of the conscious mind but can be controlled by conscious decisions.

The formation of the subconscious mind

The subconscious mind is formed very early in life, basically from the time you were an infant.  A large part of your subconscious was sharped with what you heard, what you saw and what you experienced as a young child.  As a child you emotions are much more fragile then as an adults, therefore this is where most of the subconscious part of your mind is shaped and formed.

there is no right or wrong or true and false for the subconscious mind. This is a fundamental thing to understand about the subconscious mind in order to be able to use it for you own benefit.

Why do we say everything is true for the subconscious mind?  Because the conscious mind can define between something that is so or not,  but the subconscious part of you cannot. Let me give you a perfect illustration of that effect.  When you are watching a movie, you, that is  “the conscious mind of you” knows that everything happening in the movie is false.  The actors are not who they pretend to be, the dead are not dead… nothing is real, yet, if the story is sad you, that is “the subconscious mind of you” cries.  At that point even if you are awareconsciously” that it is just a movie that you are watching, you “subconsciously” believe that is is true.

This phenomenon is  due to the fact that our subconscious more than our conscious is directly related to our emotions, and in turn our emotions are the vehicle of our subconscious mind. Our emotions being so strong as a child it shapes our subconscious very strongly as well.

The problem with this, is that many of the things that our subconscious learns when we are just a young child, is false.  Here is an example of that.  If you have a parent or a teacher that has told you that you were not smart.  Regardless of being  true or false your subconscious believed it.  If you didn’t do anything to change your subconscious mind about this matter, you would “subconsciously” ALWAYS believe it even if “consciously” you knew that it wasn’t the truth.  The only way to remedy to this problem is the CHANGE the belief that is deeply engraved in your subconscious mind.


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