Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Assessing the Impact of Your Mind Over Your Thinking

If you want to learn the true art of mind power then it is of the greatest importance that you understand two functions of your mind and how they interact with each other.
You only possess one mind, but it has two totally different functions - and the names generally used to distinguish these two different functions are as follows.

1.        The Conscious Mind
2.        The Subconscious Mind

There are many other terms used to describe the mind, but these are the commonly used names.  To help us better understand the conscious and subconscious mind, they may be compared to a tree and its roots…

•    Your conscious mind being the tree, which helps you with daily situations like, decision-making, rational thinking, or just simply figuring out what to do and how best to do it.
When we think of ‘me’ we think of our conscious mind, the mind of which we are fully aware.  This part of the mind makes decisions for us and directs our activities; it also analyzes, criticizes, and even commands us.

•    Your subconscious mind being the roots; it deals mostly with the repetitions of learned behavior.  This can be very helpful for you, because it enables you to deal with situations easier due to the predictable patterns that have been established.  For instance, once you have learned to ride a bike you don’t have to consciously think about it anymore.  This is because the stored information will come to you automatically the next time you get on your bike to ride it. Whatever we see, hear, smell, taste, touch or feel passes through the conscious mind and reaches the subconscious mind where it is stored.   Not only is this memory stored as the incident itself, but also any feelings which went with it at the time are also stored.

Your subconscious mind does not only store your memories and feelings.  It is the maker of all the great ideas you have ever had and the seat of your intuition and creativeness.  Your subconscious also keeps you going without you even being aware of it.  It takes care of your bodily functions – your heart beat and automatically runs such activities as: movement, language, visual perception, and a whole host of other processes of your mind and body for you.  It also scans your mind for conflict and distress; assesses your environment for danger and threats, and relays and interprets perceptions, sensations, and feeling… last but not least it is also the storehouse of all your experiences and decisions – everything which makes you the person you are.

Understanding your mind is important for becoming more profitable in developing innovations.  James Allen, author of the classic book, “As a Man Thinketh,” said “The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state...Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”

If you want your life to become more prosperous, it essential not only to monitor your behavior, you must be vigilant over your thinking.

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