It is mentioned twice in this question without explanation: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/1322/should-we-be-careful-about-what-information-we-let-in-our-subconscious-mind
asked 04 Nov '09, 04:01
Maybe a better way of saying this is that the subconscious mind does not perceive the dualistic reality, that we experience with our five senses. The subconscious does not know the difference between good and bad, big and small, up and down... And this is what makes it so immensely powerful.
You can imagine it as a fertile soil that will nourish any seed (i.e. conscious thought) that you put into it. Just as the soil doesn't care whether the seed of a rose, an apple tree or weed is planted, the subconscious mind does not care if you "seed" thoughts that you perceive to be good or bad - it will nourish all of them equally and will eventually bring them into your experience. Therefore we can say that the subconscious doesn't know (dualistic) reality.
answered 04 Nov '09, 09:35
Reality is actual being or existence as opposed to imaginary. Imaginary is existing in the mind not in reality.( Microsoft Works Dictionary.
Brain researchers have determined there are no filters in the subconscious levels of our brain to distinguish the difference between imagination or reality and therefore everything is believed to be real.
Scientific research has shown our subconscious mind has no filters and it operates 800 times faster than the conscious mind. Think about this for a minute 800 times faster.
Every belief you currently have acts as a filter, effectively blocking out any realities not in harmony with your beliefs.
Your subconscious brain cannot tell the difference between real and imagined!
Whatever you are thinking or telling yourself, the subconscious believes it to be true and works outside of your conscious awareness to prove you are right.
Our subconscious mind does not distinguish between negative and positive!
This means whenever you are focusing on something you don’t want, the subconscious believes it is something you DO WANT.
There is a Chinese proverb that explains this quite eloquently:
•Watch your thoughts: they become words.
•Watch your words; they become actions.
•Watch your actions; they become habits.
•Watch your habits; they become character.
•Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
All thought is generated from the mind, both conscious and subconscious. Your conscious mind (dominant) is the means by which, the subconscious receives it's information, stores it, and goes to work to attract, create, or bring into the physical world, what you come to know as your truth or reality, resulting in your day to day life experiences.
The subconscious mind makes no determination or judgment concerning the validity of the data or information it receives. It is designed as the storage facility to store whatever data is given to it which can be accessed for later use and accepts as fact whatever the conscious mind sends to it. In other words unlike the conscious mind which can analyze and make a determination or judgment concerning if the data it analyzes has any meaning or truth to it, the subconscious mind has no logical or rational reasoning capability whatsoever.
answered 05 Nov '09, 09:49
It's really an amazing example of how we can twist reality to fit our beliefs. here is what we believe : the subconscious mind is absolute in power, knowledge and wisdom. at the same time, our limited conscious mind is in full control of this ''God-within''. ( this is a belief - may or may not be true ). now, the logical question : how an absolute mind like that could be controlled by a limited ( some times totally stupid ) conscious mind ? .. so, we had to invent the idea or belief that our absolute subconscious mind can not tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined !!! .. at the same time, they would tell you how to contact this subconscious to know things that didn't even happen yet. they would tell you how to contact the subconscious to get a solution to any problem, an answer to any question. but .. this infinite intelligence within us .. for some reason .. can't understand the difference between what is imagined and what is real. :-) if you asked anyone , what do you say about someone who can't tell the difference between reality and imagination, they would answer - without even thinking about it - he would be crazy !! .. so what we got here is : infinite - but crazy - intelligence. people will use every trick in the book to spread this idea. why? .. because our belief that we are in control, is more powerful than our belief that our subconscious mind is absolute. one must change to fit the other. the choice was very clear but the result was funny: the subconscious is like an All Mighty God with a mind of an ant. that's what I call a miracle :-) with all respect to all people who believe this miracle .. I don't !
answered 05 Nov '09, 14:43
This is a very interesting discussion. I'm sorry I missed it; although I wouldn't be able to add much other than my opinions, which don't really count for much. I've felt for a long time that Emile Coue and his autosuggestion method has much to offer to mental well being, the premise being that what has been implanted into the mind through repetition, can be removed (or corrected) using a similar technique. The question for me though is ..... how to do it. I suspect that, if improperly worded, these 'suggestion(s)' could have results quite the opposite to what is wished for. .... john
answered 21 Nov '14, 20:09
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