Why is the Subconscious Mind So Powerful?
Murphy asserts that our subconscious minds can perform various tasks automatically, such as processing information and drawing conclusions based on habitual conscious thoughts, as well as storing this data.
This article will explain why your subconscious is such a potency force and how to leverage its potential to your benefit. You will learn how to effectively manage emotions, beliefs and habits for lasting success across every area of life.
It’s able to perform tasks automatically
Your brain operates using two distinct systems: conscious and subconscious minds. While conscious allows us to think, feel, and perceive the world around us, subconscious processes all sensory input from all senses sent in through its sense organs. Filtering out information that’s no longer relevant for the current situation and providing opportunities that help reach goals is what the subconscious does best. Your subconscious drives your habits, automatic behaviors and reactions, beliefs, expectations and emotions – not to mention shyness, laziness or binge eating! But there is good news: by stimulating communication between your conscious and subconscious minds you can improve how they operate together.
Your subconscious mind acts like a data bank that stores all the experiences and knowledge from your life so far. It stores past experiences, abilities, beliefs about yourself and beliefs from others as well as serving as a guidance system, monitoring any information coming in from outside sources.
Your subconscious mind creates and stores response pathways for every thought, emotion or physical sensation you encounter in its memory bank. Should a similar event arise in the future, these response pathways will trigger their associated sequence of reactions in response to that event.
The subconscious mind’s first primary task is to ensure you live. To do this, it directs your attention away from pain and towards pleasure – hence why people gravitate toward activities or foods which give pleasure while avoiding those which pose threats to survival.
Your subconscious provides a safe foundation from which to develop. It does this by creating strong neural pathways in the brain, enabling it to carry out tasks without conscious effort from you – the reason mastery of new skills takes so long – but if you learn how to train it more usefully using Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), an innovative technique which integrates elements from hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP, and CBT for ultimate mind transformation and growth.
It’s able to form conclusions based on your habitual conscious thoughts
Your subconscious can be an incredible ally when it comes to decision making, taking in all the information generated from senses, filtering it through to conscious mind for processing, and then coming up with conclusions which may contradict what you believe to be true.
Your mind’s primary responsibility is to ensure you live for as long as possible, doing this by steering you away from pain and toward pleasure. Your subconscious can be highly affected by what you say out loud or visualize, leading to unconscious behavioral tendencies that help you accomplish your goals more easily.
As an example, your subconscious will draw its conclusions about weight loss or getting in shape from your conscious beliefs. If you tell yourself it’s impossible to lose weight, your subconscious may reinforce that belief. To increase support from your subconscious, try sending positive messages that counter negative chatter.
Train your subconscious by giving it positive, healthy and harmonious thoughts that it can accept, then allow it to produce results based on those concepts. The more often these positive, healthy thoughts are repeated, the easier it will be for you to overcome unhealthy, destructive beliefs.
Your subconscious has an incredible capacity for recalling every memory from throughout your lifetime, often vividly remembering events from 50+ years ago – this may explain why some are easily persuaded by ads while others resist it.
Freud believed that the unconscious was the storehouse for all suppressed thoughts and feelings, which could manifest themselves either daily or unexpectedly – for instance, an unconscious desire for alcohol might manifest as cravings whenever its aroma enters a room.
Scientists cannot yet fully comprehend how the subconscious works, leading some to conclude it’s unintelligent. Yet recent social cognition research on priming and automaticity effects have demonstrated its intelligence and adaptability.
It’s able to store information
Your subconscious mind functions much like an endless memory bank that stores every experience encountered, from when you felt love for the first time to binge-watching Netflix binges. Your conscious thoughts influence how your brain interprets experiences; therefore it’s crucial that positive self-talk be practiced regularly so as to retrain your subconscious into acting in accordance with your ideals and self-concept.
Many people think the subconscious is an inaccessible storehouse of all their repressed thoughts and emotions, accessible only via hypnosis. Unfortunately, this assumption is inaccurate; “subconscious” simply refers to any information which cannot be processed fully consciously (such as patterns of behavior). For instance, if you repeatedly tell yourself you are failures, your subconscious may reinforce these negative beliefs by providing opportunities which support them even if it goes against what would otherwise be beneficial to your overall well-being.
Murphy contends that your subconscious accepts your habitual conscious thoughts passively, much like how your computer’s hard drive accepts files saved without question. Furthermore, repeated thoughts leave more of an imprint on the subconscious than isolated ones; hence the more negative self-talk there is the harder it will be to change your circumstances.
Utilizing your subconscious can be used to gain success, happiness, and riches in life. All it takes is becoming aware of your thoughts and making conscious decisions on which ones you keep; when negative thoughts surface, replacing them with positive alternatives that are more realistic or beneficial is an effective way to retrain your subconscious mind.
Use the law of attraction to help direct your subconscious in the right direction by visualizing positive actions and outcomes when affirming yourself, to build up a new stronger self-image that will become your reality.
It’s able to make decisions
Though many believe their subconscious is limited to automatically performing tasks, its real power lies in making decisions as well. Reason being, while conscious minds may only see an event briefly, subconscious minds can process it quickly allowing impulses to be taken before conscious minds have time to respond. By harnessing your subconscious, it can help create positive behaviors that help you meet your goals. For instance, using it to form habits such as getting up at a regular time each morning could help achieve this. While developing these routines may take some time initially, once automatic they should remain put.
Though your subconscious may seem infallible, it’s still vulnerable to action and reaction – just like all living things. Your thoughts impact it just like any other living thing; therefore it is wise to be selective when selecting them in order to create positive or negative consequences. When experiencing negative thoughts it is wise to replace it with positive ones which your subconscious will then act upon.
Subconscious power increases exponentially when driven by desire. If something you desire exists, your subconscious will do everything possible to bring it about, including creating opportunities to help make that goal possible. Therefore, some have coined it the “wild monkey” of your brain since its actions often remain hidden from view.
But there is a way to control this wild monkey: deliberately stimulating communication between conscious and subconscious minds. This is the key to both success and happiness; successful people enlist their conscious minds when making important decisions and make sure to give themselves time and space before responding or making choices; these types of behaviors give them the edge they need over everyone else.