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Conscious and Subconscious Minds

Hopefully, you are already familiar with the terms, "conscious mind" and sub-conscious mind". That is why you are here. Let us very briefly review the functions and working of the two minds.

Conscious Mind

In our day to day life and working whatever we do including but not limited to decision making, analysis, rationalization, business planning and its implementation, relationships and traveling etc. we use our conscious mind. We use logic and arguments, which are the functions of our conscious mind. The conscious mind works as we ask it to work. In other words, we use our conscious mind consciously to perform various functions in our daily life. Our desires are also the products of conscious mind. That is why we can control them, if we want to. This part of the mind is easier to understand as compared to subconscious mind.

Subconscious Mind

Unlike the conscious mind, your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It does not rationalize, differentiate or discriminate for you. When you go to sleep, your conscious mind is no longer actively working for you but the subconscious mind is always at work whether you are awake or asleep. The dreams that you see during sleep are a function of the subconscious mind. One does not see the dreams consciously. During meditation you try to quite your conscious mind but remain connected; you are awake but consciously working with your subconscious mind. What people generally do not realize is that our thoughts whether wrong or right are continuously transmitted to the unconscious mind and thus the universe. The subconscious accepts the conscious thoughts and the messages as they are. If you want your subconscious mind to do some thing particular for you, it is you who has to pass the instructions accordingly. It is you who has to ask your subconscious mind for certain information, a job, money, good health or whatever. You can even ask for guidance in a certain matter. It is to be done through special techniques not through casual thoughts. There is no limit to what you can ask for but you must always use the power of your subconscious mind for positive activities.

Apart from working on its own, your subconscious mind accepts the instructions as they are, without alteration and begins to tune up the universal forces to bring about the result. A famous writer Paulo Coelho has rightly written in his book, "The Alchemist", "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." On the face of it, this statement might not sound true and appealing but as you understand the system, you would know that it is nothing but a great truth. There are many things in this world, which need to be experienced in order to believe in them and make the best out of them.

If you understand the functioning of the two minds and learn the techniques to use their power, you can use them to your benefit and achieve what you want.