Conscious & Unconscious Mind

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Conscious and unconscious mind rules our behavior, and their influence is very different: while the conscious mind is about 5%, 95% attributes to the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind very much influences our personality and ego. The conscious mind is in charge of logic and rational thinking.

Now, personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Thus, the basis of perception is projection. Becoming aware of these facts help a lot to understand our behaviors better and helps to turn feedback into many more positive behaviors and attitudes.

“The mind is an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information.”

This is a widely accepted definition of what the mind is. We know from physics, energy is the capacity to move things, that is work. Information is data and facts. Information is the resolution of uncertainty, e.g., when the quantum field which is uncertain becomes factual, this is information. The consciousness processes a meaning.

So, what is the unconscious mind doing?

The unconscious mind runs the body. It has a blueprint of body now and its relation to perfect health. It preserves the body and maintains the integrity of the body. It generates, stores, distributes, and transmits “energy.”

Regarding memory, the unconscious mind stores memories temporal and a-temporal. It organizes all our memories and represses memories with unresolved negative emotions. It presents repressed memories for resolution (to make rational and to release emotions).

Regarding habits, the unconscious mind maintains instincts and generates habits. It needs repetition until a habit installs. Now, you know why it takes approximately 6 weeks to make a new behavior a habit.

Regarding mental processes, the unconscious mind controls and maintains all perceptions. It receives and transmits perceptions to the conscious mind. It is symbolic as it uses and responds to symbols.

The unconscious mind is the domain of emotions. It may keep repressed emotions repressed for protection or do not process negatives.

Regarding attitudes, the unconscious mind enjoys serving but needs explicit orders to follow. It seeks more and more and operates like to discover continually. It does not need parts to function, and it takes everything personally. The unconscious mind works on the principle of least effort and follows the path of least resistance.

You wouldn’t disagree with the fact the unconscious mind is doing a lot for us, would you? What would it be like if you become more aware of your emotions? How would that affect your thinking, your actions, and your behaviors?



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