Subconscious Mind: The Power That Lies Within

Updated on January 2, 2018
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What Is the Subconscious Mind?

The subconscious mind is something that we all have whether we actively realise its power or not. The subconscious mind directs us to do a certain thing in a certain way—it is the small voice which warns us before taking a wrong step. The gut feeling which people talk about is nothing but the subconscious mind playing its role at all times, whether in conscious or semi-conscious states (even when we are sleeping).

It’s the subconscious mind which makes our tasks simpler. Let’s say, for example, when a person learns to drive for the first time—their entire focus is on the road, and they make a conscious effort when applying the brakes or accelerating. When the same person becomes an expert after some years, they have no problem talking to their passenger while driving, listening to music or taking a phone call every now and then. This is nothing but the subconscious mind taking over so that the conscious mind can be used for other activities as mentioned above.

Subconscious Mind—What Lies Within


How the Subconscious Mind Works

The subconscious is the storehouse of all decision-making. The conscious mind is more of a communication source. The subconscious mind also acts like a reservoir of memories, experiences and facts. The memories that have made an impact on our mind can be recalled even after several years and at any age. For example, one never forgets your marriage day because it holds a special place in your heart. One can easily reiterate whatever happened on that day even after many years. If a certain person lacks confidence, it is because the subconscious mind holds certain beliefs or predicaments which, in turn, instills a lack of confidence in the person. The intriguing fact about the subconscious mind is that it not only affects a person’s own behaviour, but also their perception of events around them.

The subconscious mind is directly linked to the second energy chakra in our bodies (there are a total of 7 chakras in our bodies). This chakra controls our subconscious thoughts and actions. It controls many mind functions such as memory, contemplation, experiences of pleasure, pain and dreams. It also works based on philosophy and reasoning. It soaks in all details of the environment and our surroundings. There are times when we feel sudden anxiety or fear. It is nothing but the subconscious mind sensing some danger in the environment.


How to Harness the Power of Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind can be used to harness energy in a positive way for our benefits. We can use positive affirmations to lead our subconscious into believing in and attracting things into our lives.

It is important to control our breathing, because the energy of breath is directly linked to that of the subconscious. This can be achieved through meditation, pranayama (breath control) and yoga asana.

Many people believe that they can use the subconscious mind to achieve their targets like losing weight, increasing height or becoming rich overnight. While the subconscious mind can be trained and harnessed to create a positive aura around oneself and achieve positive results in the long run, it cannot be used to achieve targets overnight. It can be used to lose weight, but that doesn’t imply one can eat as much as one wants to and expect to become slimmer day by day. The power of subconscious helps you in achieving your results by giving you a boost of confidence and the will to go on even though you want to quit.

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”

— Earl Nightingale

The power of subconscious can be consciously enhanced through prayer and faith. The positive energy that one gets by unleashing the power can certainly help accomplish every seemingly impossible task.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


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