By: David Othus

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. ~ Earl Nightingale

We are all aware of the existence of our subconscious mind but not its power. Spiritual leaders have always stressed the role our subconscious mind plays in our lives but recently scientists and doctors have also admitted its existence and power. So, it is time you also know the facts about your subconscious mind and use it to create a better life.

The subconscious mind – a few facts

The human brain has always received attention from scientists and researchers due to its complexity. Through studies, researchers have established the existence and working of the conscious mind and how it grows with age. However, the subconscious mind has remained out of the gambit of scientific studies till some time back.

Today, several studies have proved its existence and how it is programmed. The subconscious mind is like a supercomputer. Strangely enough, its working is different from the conscious mind.

The subconscious mind is not responsible for creative thinking. We program it through our thoughts and habits. Actions, when repeated multiple times become habits and the subconscious mind uses these to control our lives.

Our belief system is largely formed by the things we are told to do since childhood. We add our personal experiences to them and create our perception of reality. The subconscious mind feeds on this. It cannot distinguish between reality and imagination and what you show to it is stored permanently.

Moreover, it is believed that the subconscious mind stops growing at the age of ten and hence most of our dreams contain symbols that we witnessed as children.

The power of the subconscious mind

The subconscious mind works independently of the conscious mind and in over 95% of cases, the decisions we take are controlled by it. The way we interpret reality and derive conclusions, perceive fears and dangers are all governed by the subconscious mind.

The subliminal mind has tremendous power. It operates at a staggering 40 million bits of data per second. Most of our emotions, reactions, behavior are determined by it and in most cases we don’t even understand that.

How to control the subconscious mind

We humans have wonderful abilities to control our life and with proper teaching and practice can even tame the subconscious mind.

Being aware of our thought process and how we form perceptions and take decisions will help in understanding the working of the subconscious mind.

Focusing on our thoughts and changing them slowly to be more positive can help to control the subliminal force. We need to replace the thoughts and beliefs that have been ingrained in the subconscious mind with new ones.

Being aware of it and believing in its power will allow us to tune our consciousness to the subconscious mind and we can tap its power to create the life we dream of.