How do Subconscious Mind Works

How do Subconscious Mind Works 2017-09-07T23:33:10+00:00

Many experts believe that we use only 10 percent of our mind. The vast potential of mind are still unused by us. If we can achieve this much with only 10% of our mind, think of the possibilities that can happen if we use say 30-40% of our mind. Think of possibilities when we utilize the entire capacity of our mind. The possibilities are limitless.

Before proceeding, it is important to know the difference between Mind and Brain.

Power of thought

What we think, we become.
– Buddha

We all have heard that our thoughts are real energy and powerful. It is so powerful it can transform our lives to make us of what we think. Do you know why our thoughts are so powerful and can transform our lives. Subconscious mind works on the thoughts that we feed to it.

Our Conscious mind which works on Facts and takes logical decisions based on the facts. But our subconscious mind works on the thoughts what we feed it. Even though it is imaginary thoughts, subconscious mind cannot differentiate between Real thoughts and Imaginary Thoughts.

For Example, if you keep on thinking that you fail in something, your subconscious mind will absorb this thought and eventually start working towards your failure. Even though you work hard, you will ultimately fail as your subconscious mind has already bought the thought you will fail.

Subconscious Mind cannot differentiate between Good thoughts and Bad thoughts. It works on both the thoughts equally. This is very important because if we even have a single bad thought our subconscious mind will absorb it and start working towards it.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
-Swami Vivekanada.

Controlling our Body

Till few years ago, it was thought that involuntary actions such as heart beat, blood pressure can’t be controlled. It is true that involuntary can’t be controlled directly but can be controlled indirectly by our subconscious mind.

Subconscious mind is the controller of all the activities in our body. Voluntary Actions and Involuntary Muscle actions, controlling body temperature, hormone release etc. So with the power of thoughts we can control all our body actions as subconscious mind is directly triggered by our thoughts.

The below exercise is a classic example of controlling your Involuntary Muscle actions.

Just close your eyes and think of a dark spooky place. It’s filled with all the dreadful creatures that you can’t even imagine. Immediately out of nowhere a giant animal (which you are afraid of) starts chasing you. You try to run, but the monster is chasing you vigorously and gaining up on you. The monster finally got up to you and…..

Now wait…. If you have visualized the above scenario, you feel that your heart beat is higher than the usual?

The visualization has given the thought to the subconscious mind that a monster is really chasing you and triggers fear factor. Fear factor causes the heart to beat faster and shoots up the blood pressure.

This example clearly shows that subconscious mind cant differentiate between reality and imagination. This can be used to our advantage as we can provide thoughts to subconscious mind whatever we have dreamed of. Our subconscious mind will absorb this thought and will start working to make that dream a reality.

But before giving the thoughts to subconscious mind, we should learn how to use our subconscious mind.