NAVIGATION

Subconscious

Almost every chapter refers to the subconscious in its own way. We can’t consciously control everything we do in our everyday tasks. 

Upright posture, speaking, driving a car, calculating, moving our arms and playing musical instruments. We learn all of these things on the basis of exercise. At the beginning, we have to move our fingers up and down the guitar consciously until this gets into our subconscious. The index finger on that string, the middle finger there, strum with the right hand holding a pick and repeat that until you assimilate.

When we have learnt, we no longer have to think about where to put which finger. From here on, we are led by our subconscious. The good or the bad thing of the subconscious is that it’s hard to forget anything what has been acquired. It “burns” into our inwardness.

Singing, driving a car, drawing, talking to strangers: the subconscious learns ceaselessly. It remembers patterns especially quickly. This means things which repeat themselves. At the same time, everything received is being constantly analysed and similarities to the already remembered are searched for. If someone masters the piano, it’ll be easy for him to learn the guitar, too. A car driver is going to learn to control a lorry in quite a short time, while the one with completely no knowledge thereof, won’t even move the lorry. This applies to all areas of life.

The subconscious is like a small child constantly receiving everything offered to it by the intellect or through the sense organs. Based on information, incorrect findings can also be made. Let us take for example a woman abandoned in childhood by her father for another woman, sexually harassed by her uncle and teased by the boys at school. What conclusion do you think her subconscious will come to? – Of course: That all men are pigs. The conclusion is right though, if we consider the information received subjectively only, but wrong according to the general, objective information of the population.

Why not rather take your subconscious into your own hands?

What things do you send it? The subconscious is constantly on the lookout for new challenges. In fact, it loves them. If you don’t give it other tasks, it’ll mull over politics, the news and other unproductive subjects. Unless this is your goal, of course.

The subconscious is incomparably more capable than the conscious at the same time. I have no doubt about it that you get a good idea sometimes and you simply don’t know how and where you got it from. You spend hours and hours trying to solve a problem consciously, but you can’t find a solution. But then the next day or during the night you wake up with the solution in your mind.

Here, it’s important to solve the problem consciously before that. In this way you prepare the subconscious to find a solution. You can consciously stop thinking and go into the woods to pick mushrooms. When you come back to your desk, the solution will be evident. Therefore, step back from work and problems sometimes. Believe me, the other, subconscious part of the brain will still be looking for the most appropriate solution.

Let us conclude this topic, which will be more widely pondered on some other time, as follows: pay attention to what your subconscious communicates to you. The subconscious never neither rests nor sleeps. The subconscious loves challenges and accepts everything you experience or what you’re thinking about. The subconscious has unimaginable power. Use it!

Subconscious
May 2016

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