You have to change your thinking if you desire to have a future different from your present. Germany Kent
To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious. Kevin Michel
Every time you try to block a thought out of your mind, you drive it deeper into your memory. By resisting it, you actually reinforce it. Rick Warren
When using our conscious mind, we “manually” take control, rather than our subconscious “automatically” controlling our thinking and deciding processes. Depending upon the task, we need to be mindful of which of our minds is in control at any given moment. Our subconscious mind “reacts”, it does not think in the same manner as the conscious mind. It is a function of the massive programming that has occurred over all our years.
This can be very good. If someone slams on their brakes in front of us, our subconscious mind automatically causes our reflexes to respond. If we had to think before we react in such circumstances, we would have many accidents. Our subconscious mind bales us out over and over again. Our subconscious mind mostly acts before it thinks. It can cause us to react in inappropriate ways and cause us many difficulties.
When there are multiple possibilities, where relationships are stake, where we “have been programmed” to make bad choices; automatic responses should be hindered. Our conscious mind allows us the opportunity to think through things, to weigh choices, to make decisions after “thinking”. In heated arguments with someone, we are better off to always think before reacting. We often regret what our tongue unleashes with its automatic (un-thought) responses. If we think before we respond, our response is likely to be more appropriate. Many of our bad habits; smoking, over-eating, over-reacting and others are more controlled by our subconscious. In order to overcome these bad habits we must engage our conscious mind to help us control and think about our “each and every” action before acting. If and when we do this, we can more count on our subconscious mind to reliably respond the way it should. It is like taking a trip on a boat, we can use an automatic pilot to steer us. If it programmed wrong, it automatically takes us in the wrong direction. We can take physical (conscious) control and go in the right direction. When we let go, it will again automatically go astray. It is a function of programming. We have to manually control it, unless it is “re-programmed”. Our conscious mind should program and teach our subconscious mind to act and respond in ways we want it to. The more successful we are at this, the more we can “automatically” respond in more appropriate manners.
Challenge: How is your “automatic” programming? How often do your respond (react) inappropriately? Would you be better off, to “manually control” and disengage “automatic” responses? Always think and decide before being “victimized” by your subconscious mind’s “bad” responses. Become a better subconscious mind programmer and improve your responses at the same time. Your life will much the better for it.
Wisdom: The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe. Napoleon Hill
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:131
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,1 who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.2 James 1:5
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
Between our conscious minds and our subconscious minds we hope to have each one working in concert with each other so that we might have normal and well-balanced lives. The problem is we will always be lacking in our ability to live life the way we were designed to as long as we do not have God’s Holy Spirit also helping, guiding and empowering to be all that we can be. Without God inolved we will fall very short of our potential.
Prayer: Help me to think before reacting inappropriately. Please guide and direct me in all things.