I think it’s important to review exactly what it is that our mind does and how beautiful and complex this organ is. Yet we somehow take it for granted by not using the way it’s intended. For example, overthinking and worrying, it’s not natural for this to occur. I want to lay down the foundation and show you the connection on how the parts of our brain work together so we can appreciate and understand how we function as human beings. Not only can our brain solve complex problems, it keeps us from touching a hot stove, it keeps our heart beating and pumping blood and we continue to breathe throughout the night while we sleep. When we go from sit to stand, we just do it without thinking what muscles we need to coordinate to stand upright. If you don’t think highly of yourself or others, remember this surely puts things into perspective on how amazing we truly are. The brain knows when our body is sick or has a cut and exactly what DNA cocktail it needs to create for our body to naturally to heal itself. Our mind processes the outer world and all of our 5 senses; such as seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing and works in conjunction with our inner world. Our inner world of intuition, although we tend to dismiss part of the mind because we don’t have actual proof by seeing it to measure whatever proof is needed to share with others. It’s intangible. We have two parts to our mind, the conscious and subconscious. I took notes and broke this all down to make it easy to understand and show you the tasks of the part of the brain and what role it plays from the book that I highly recommend The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy, Ph. D., D.D
|Conscious Mind||Subconscious Mind|
Makes comparisons or contrast.
Thinks things out
“Watchman” to protect self…
Deals with outward objects
Your guide to your environment to gather knowledge.
Learns through observation, experience, education.
Base of emotions
Where the habitual thoughts sink in.
Does not engage in proving your thoughts
to be good bad, true or false.
Agreeable to suggestions.
from false impressions.
Accepts thoughts as true and proceed with results.
Perceives by intuition
Performs at it’s highest function when your senses are dormant. (Example: meditation, runner’s high, or drowsy state.)
Sees images in the mind.
Clairvoyant, read the thoughts of others.
Reacts to the impressions by your conscious mind.
One with the Dive Source or God.
Once I grasped this concept, things fell into place for me on really understanding my thoughts and beliefs. Why did I have ridiculous beliefs about myself when they were not true. Thoughts like: Rich people are rude and inconsiderate. I’m an introvert. Not worthy of earning a lot of money. Not smart enough to run my own business. I don’t deserve nice things. I don’t deserve to be happy.
Somewhere down the road, I picked up a thought and gave it enough attention to where I impressed my subconscious mind into believing that thought was true. Your subconscious mind is constantly amendable to the power of suggestion. Similar to working with a block of fresh clay. I started to really watch my thoughts. At one point being overly cautious about what thoughts entered my mind. I was blown away at what I became aware of. Negative self talk. Thought loops that resembled a broken record. Metal chatter so loud I felt like I was in a conference room with 50 people all speaking at once in really I was in a quiet room trying to fall asleep. It took sometime for all of this to fizzle out. Now that you see this, don’t you just want to get started on taking control of your thoughts and the way you perceive life?
You can totally use this to your advantage rather than letting limiting beliefs get in your way. One way to begin is to just observe the thoughts that enter your mind. It feels maddening but in time you will notice a difference. You’ll see some destructive thoughts or beliefs you can’t seem to shake, but that is fine. Just noticing them is enough for the time being. You may believed a thought for 20+ years, it will take time for you to change that belief, it doesn’t happen overnight. Once you see this for yourself, we can then move on to finding affirmations that support your positive mental discussion.
We will talk more in the weeks to come but I really wanted you to sit with this after seeing the functions of your brain. Think about who you surround yourself with and the conversations you have with them. Are they meaningful? What do you do before you go to bed? What television shows you watch or do you scroll through social media? What books are you reading or music do you listen to? Remember how impressionable your mind is in a drowsy state? Why take those few moments before bed to put yourself in an undesirable state when you can invest that in yourself?
Until next time…