Never underestimate the powers of the subconscious mind.
Unfortunately, most people are completely unaware of how they can harness their power and instead struggle through life even though the solution to most of their problems resides within their own minds.
The fact is you can achieve anything you want (within reason) simply by changing your "mental programming." By doing so, you will be able to access your mind's hidden resources and suddenly the impossible is possible.
If you need any proof of this, then consider the advances in science, medicine, technology, and so on in the past 100 years.
Such accomplishes were only possible because certain individuals possessed the correct mindset which transformed dreams into reality. A good example would be the first lunar landing back in 1969.
So before before you buy another self help product, you should first consider the necessity to reprogram your subconscious mind. In order to do this you'll need to learn specific techniques which we'll discuss further down.
It's important to explain the difference between the conscious and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is what you're able to control and utilize directly, similar to using your hands, legs, etc.
Your subconscious mind however can only be controlled indirectly. This is similar to certain autonomous functions such as the beating of your heart. For example, you can cause your heart rate to speed up or slow down by means of either increasing or decreasing your physical activity even though you have no direct control over it.
Your conscious mind can distinguish between good and bad, right and wrong. It serves as our inner voice when confronted with morally challenging situations.
The subconscious mind however simply processes whatever you consciously experience and translates that information into an image of yourself in all aspects of your personality. It then projects that image outwardly by influencing your thoughts, decisions and behavior so that the reality is consistent with its internal image.
You may compare the subconscious mind to a computer program that projects images onto a screen based on the instructions it receives within its programming.
With regard to the subconscious mind, the obvious question is how it gets programmed in the first place. Basically, it is the result of messages that get repeated over and over. In other words, it's what we experience the most frequently that has the greatest impact on how we perceive ourselves.
This is why it's so important for parents and educators to repeat positive messages to their children and students. Oftentimes however this is not the case because negative as well as positive images are often transmitted from one generation to the next.
For example, how often have you heard about children living in an abusive environment and then grow up to be abusive parents themselves? However, in spite of any bad mental programming, it is possible at any point in one's life to assume control over their subconscious perceptions of who they are applying specific techniques.
Ultimately you have the power to change your life by working with your subconscious mind versus constantly fighting against it. As the old saying goes, if you can not beat 'em, join' em!
To help get you started, here are three basic techniques for reprogramming your subconscious mind:
1. Positive Affirmations – Although it might seem almost too simple, the fact is that the constant repetition of positive statements is a VERY effective technique. If you set aside just 10 minutes a day to repeat over and over various positive statements, you'll find that such statements tend to stick with you through the day. Try this right away … you'll be amazed at the results!
2. Visualization – This is another powerful technique. You simply imagine in your mind's eye the life you desire and then imagine that it has already happened. How does that make you feel, more confident and relaxed despite? Now hold on to these feelings and realize that everything you want in life is already becoming a reality because this is the image you are sending to your subconscious mind. Spend just 5 minutes on this exercise daily in addition to the one above … and be prepared for some major changes to take place!
3. Prayer / Meditation – The nature of this exercise varies with the nature of your belief system. The basic concept is that by connecting with the source of infinite knowledge we are able to communicate our deepest thoughts and desires and thus petition the universe to grant us all we desire. Some might consider this to be a religious experience whereas others might consider the exercise to be more spiritual in nature.
The only caveat to these techniques is that they must be repeated daily and you absolutely must believe in their effectiveness. Any amount of doubt will weaken your resolve and make it easier for your subconscious mind to pursue its original (and potentially dysfunctional) agenda.
By learning how to use the powers of the subconscious mind – instead of being its slave – you can finally live a life that's filled with unlimited abundance, peace and prosperity.