The subconscious mind is one of the aspects of our total mind which has very specific Functions. For the sake of convenience we often use this term subconscious to describe it. But in many ways it is more conscious than the conscious mind itself.
What are the functions of the subconscious?
- Its primary function is the memory.
- It controls the entire operation of the physical body, though some of this control is shared by the conscious mind.
- It is the source of all emotions and feelings.
- It is the means by which the conscious mind perceives experience and acts upon it.
- It reasons logically and obeys to orders.
Without delaying, let us examine these functions in deep but remember that some of these functions may not seem to apply to your own subconscious at first glance.
Its primary function is the memory.
It is because of the memory function of the subconscious that we are able to learn something so well that we don’t have to think about it anymore.
For example you can talk about business while eating, walking, riding a bike or playing chess. In all at these a more or less automatic process of remembering is taking place, a memory of learned pattern of behavior.
Much of our memory is so close to the surface that we do not notice any time lag in our desire for it and its appearance, except when it refuses to appear for some inexplicable reason.
Two things are required in order for memories to be easy recalled.
First, the original impression must receive conscious attention; and second, the impression must be tied or associated to other impressions There is a lot of information in your bio-computer, and it is much easier for your subconscious to find a “word“ than a “bit.“
This is why names are frequently difficult to recall, and also why they often pop up long after called for them. They did not have enough conscious attention on them when they first appeared, and so they were not “on call“ Their coming to mind later merely indicates that it took the subconscious a while to find them. Of course, tension or anxiety can disrupt your memory process as well.
It controls the entire operation of the physical body.
All of the process systems of the body (nervous. circulatory, muscular, energetic, digestive, etc.,) are under direct control of the subconscious mind.
Most of its knowledge of how to operate these systems comes from cellular directives such as that in the DNA molecule, but a considerable amount is received from parental and social beliefs, as well as conscious decision making training.
However, this influence can be either positive (as when its operation is improved) or negative (as when its operation is impaired). In other words, the operation of your body is influenced very directly by the way you think and feel and by what you think, as psychosomatic medicine has shown long before.
It is the source of all emotions and feelings.
Emotions and feelings are no more and no less than movements of bio-energy accompanied by particular thoughts and/or patterns of muscles tension which distinguish them. Emotions can be stored as potential energy in muscle tension under certain conditions, but generally they are evoked on the spot by a mental physical, or environmental stimulus.
There exist four primary energy response patterns, which are: fear (withdrawal), anger (attack), joy (expansion), and action (mental or physical activity). Fear and anger combined can get emotional energy locked up in muscle or even cellular tension.
All of these responses and their combinations are released because of associations stored in the subconscious memory, and they will continue to be released by the same associations until the memorized patterns are changed by conscious intervention.
It is the means by which the conscious mind perceives experience and acts upon it.
We have conscious perception of our world through our senses which number far more than the basic five.
All these senses come through the nervous system into conscious awareness, but it is the subconscious which monitors them so they do not overwhelm us. It brings certain ones to our attention at particular times for particular reasons, diminishes certain ones in response to beliefs held, and learns and stares the learning of how to enhance certain senses.
It reasons logically and obeys to orders.
People think the subconscious is irrational because it acts contrary to what they consciously want in the moment, and because it seems to act that way without any apparent reason The key word here is apparent. Your subconscious is always acting on the basis of an assumption –a belief about reality accepted as true at some point in your life.
The subconscious is not an unruly, rebellious child nor does it ever work against your best interests its point of view. Whenever it seems to be opposing you, it is because it is following previous orders that you either gave it or allowed to remain.
The main thing to remember is that your subconscious will serve you faithfully and quickly, as soon as you learn to give good order.
Alright, now you know everything you need to about your subconscious mind.
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