Words are simply symbols that you use to express your thoughts. Your words reflect what is going on in your mind. Whatever your mind is full of, will overflow and be expressed. Your thinking will be expressed in many ways such as attitudes, moods, actions and words. The thinking in your subconscious mind overflows in words that come without “thinking”. You can know what is going on in your subconscious mind by consciously monitoring these words.
Your Words Reflect Your Thoughts
Have you ever wanted to retract your words? Something “thoughtless” and hurtful “came out”, you did not really mean it, and you regret it afterwards. The thoughtless words you speak are very revealing. They actually reflect what went on in your subconscious mind at that moment. They do not necessarily reflect your conscious thinking. This is an excellent way to illustrate that you do not always agree with your subconscious thoughts. You can, however, claim control over your mind. When you consciously think, then YOU are in control. If you do not think, your subconscious mind controls you.
What is in Your Subconscious Mind?
Your subconscious mind is a massive filing system containing everything you ever heard, experienced or did. Most of it you will not even consciously remember. A subconscious belief system is gradually built up from baby days, to back up what is stored in your mind. As you hear and experience things every day, your subconscious mind is checking your filing system for similar information to help you make sense of what is going on and prompt you to react in ways that line up with your subconscious beliefs. Your subconscious mind works at the rate of billions of bits of information per second.
Your Subconscious Mind is NOT the “Real You”
You may or may not agree with the beliefs stored in your subconscious mind. If you regret things you said, then you have very good reason to believe that you do not agree with some of the things in there. You are never your thoughts or your beliefs. You are bigger than that. Your conscious mind does not process information as quickly as your subconscious mind. You need time to think things over and make decisions.
Changing Your Subconscious Mind
Your conscious mind always controls your subconscious mind. The problem is that most people do not give any conscious thought to what they are thinking about, then their subconscious mind rules and makes all the decisions. There is only one way to change your unconscious beliefs, and that is through conscious thought and decisions. Each time you consciously give attention to a specific topic, your brain cells expand and grow in that area of your mind. Faster and stronger links are established and your brain is developed.
Steps to Conquer Your Subconscious Mind:
- Recognize and identify what beliefs are hidden there by “listening” to what you are thinking and saying. Think consciously about the unconscious thoughts that pop into your mind and the unconscious words you speak.
- Ask yourself if you agree with the beliefs that support those thoughts, or not, and why.
- If the beliefs are not in line with your conscious thinking, decide what you do believe and why you believe that. Good motivation helps you to change more easily. If you have no motivation, you are very likely to revert to old ways and beliefs.
- Write your new beliefs down and put them where you can see them often to remind yourself.
- Act consciously on your new beliefs in order to reinforce them.
Your new beliefs need to be rehearsed often over a few weeks before they become a habit. If you find yourself reverting to old unconscious thought patterns, stop and rethink what you have decided and begin the process over again.
You can learn to know what is going on in your unconscious mind by paying attention to your thoughts and words. If you want to grow and develop as a person, you need to control your thinking. Conquering your mind is the fastest way to succeed in life and attain your goals.