Remember the many times you were driving while deep in thought, and suddenly you realised that you had driven home? Or when you reacted in a certain way to someone or some episode that reminded you of some incident, pleasant or unpleasant, in the past?health and fitness Updated: Jan 16, 2010 20:09 IST
All of us experience problems, some big and some so small that they are important only to us. Over a period of time, these problems tend to return and create new problems for us. This happens because our subconscious minds record every feeling and action, making them memories in a deeper part of ourselves.
Remember the many times you were driving while deep in thought, and suddenly you realised that you had driven home? Or when you reacted in a certain way to someone or some episode that reminded you of some incident, pleasant or unpleasant, in the past?
Our subconscious minds are very powerful and are responsible for our impulsive reactions and all our habits. The subconscious is different from intuition. The subconscious mind does many things at the same time and knows the answer to all things. It is from the subconscious that every great artist, musician, philosopher and scientist draws his or her power. The powerful subconscious mind builds our bodies and health and continues to run our entire lives. The only reason the body starts to deteriorate or becomes ill is due to subtle changes in thoughts as time passes by. The truly amazing thing is that our subconscious minds affect our bodies and all the organs and can heal any illness or health problem.
If we anticipate that healing will be long, difficult or impossible, then that's what it will be. If we anticipate that emotional healing will be available, easy, fast, then that's what it will be. Here's a famous saying: "Think you can, or think you can't, and either way you'll be correct."
All pain - physical, emotional or spiritual - begins and is maintained by a factor of resistance. This is resistance to acknowledging that the problem exists. If we don't acknowledge the problem, it will persist. But when we release our resistance, healing will begin. The subconscious mind pushes the conscious mind to act on what we deeply believe in. People who suffer from low self-esteem or similar issues constantly act in ways that endorse their feelings about themselves. They may blame the external environment but the truth is that they perform actions that are congruent with a low self-esteem. Many people are unable to drop bad habits even if they promise to. That's because they're not ready or convinced about dropping the bad habit.
One way to influence the subconscious mind is to make positive affirmations. If you are aware of the subconscious mind and make sure that your 'intention' and 'action' match, you can open up the dormant powers of the subconscious. This will help you achieve a healthier balance in your inner mind. Healing can be rapid and profound when it comes from the subconscious mind.