The Subconscious Mind
The ideas that have been fixed in our subconscious minds through education, family, school, repetition or impact from our previous life conditions, are all aspects of where our hidden self-image resides. The subconscious mind functions in every cell in our body. Every thought our conscious mind chooses to take on, our subconscious mind expresses, as it does not reject information it has been feed. Our subconscious mind expresses itself in our feelings, emotions and actions. Any thought that is repeated over and over becomes fixed in our subconscious mind, and then these thoughts become a part of our personality. Fixed ideas will continue to express themselves without any conscious assistance. This leads to a conditioned mind. Habits and addictions are formed through repetition. It is good to acknowledge that we can focus on what we want and bring our vision towards ourselves. What is not wanted must be let go from concentration and thinking for extended periods of time.
Acknowledge a thought and let it go, and be grateful of the awareness it has brought to your mind of you being able to choose what you want. Our minds are whatever they have become conditioned to. Repetition is powerful, so become incharge of what we allow to make as regular thinking and see the results,‘I am confident’, I am a success’. ‘I can do it’, Happy People everywhere’…
The Conscious Mind
The conscious mind is where we observe people, places, events and obstacles. We think and reason through our conscious minds. What we think to be true is passed on to the subconscious and our feelings, emotions and speech stem from our perceptions of instances. The thoughts we choose to impress upon our subconscious minds do determine our living ways, in all aspects of our livelihood.
Here is a story, which is known as “The Wolves Within”, told to a grandson from the grandfather.
An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him injustice, “Let me tell you a story.
I too, at times have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.
But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times”. He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and he does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fight of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.”