Monday , July 13 2020

The Interplay between our Conscious and Subconscious Minds!

The interplay between the superconscious mind, conscious mind and subconscious mind remains a mystery to psychologists and scientists. This is becoming even more urgent as stress is slowly moving to the top tier of detrimental causes that lower life’s standards and expectancy. Unless peace exists between the three levels of being, there is no happiness to be found.

The superconscious mind is a matter of debate. Some say that it is God and the path lies in embracing faith and praying for enlightenment. And before atheists and agnostics blow the horns of war, it can also be the spirit of the universe. Whatever you may choose to call it, it represents an entity or structure that is beyond our understanding in the sense that it managed to create this vast expanse we live in and still managed to imbue even the lowest life form with a soul. Trying to fathom the intricacies is a long journey that most of us will fall short of, so let’s leave that to the brilliant minds of those who can decipher the mystery. What we need to focus on is bringing the remaining two parts together.

The soul rests within our conscious and subconscious minds. It was never meant to be divided, and the attempts to segregate the two pillars are often the culprit of our woes. The conscious mind is the analytical hub; it receives input from the world around and analyzes. It is both the recipient and the executor. It goes from the innards to the outwards. The subconscious was not made for analysis but it is responsible for organizing our body and emotions. If the conscious mind is incapable of exerting a measure of control over the subconscious, it will likely push the boundaries of propriety and logic.

If the harmony between the two is lost, we will end up in pandemonium. The subconscious mind must be contained in such a way that does not interfere with the cognitive capabilities of the conscious mind and distorts its function. The conscious mind must be the gateway that analyzes everything that goes outward and reflects the inner workings of our minds. The turbulent emotions that the subconscious mind is always conflicted with must be tamed by the conscious mind to forbid it from causing irrational outbursts that compromise the cognitive reasoning of the conscious mind. Otherwise, our ego will take the driving seat and immerse us in a cesspool of confusion and we end up commuting acts that defy what our analytical half shudders at and that put us at the censure of the world we live in.

It must never be assumed that the subconscious mind is in control. The conscious mind is the teacher and the guide that instructs the subconscious mind. All the reasoning and viable analysis are performed by the conscious mind and transmitted via the feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and dreams to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind receives these inputs and refers back to the long-term memory it keeps and sends a message back to the conscious mind to inform it about the various reactions and feelings it is inflected with, as a response to what has been given. The conscious mind will become judge and jury where it informs the subconscious mind about the repercussions of these feelings. It has to coax the subconscious mind into believing in what is good and what is bad. Unless it is successful in convincing the subconscious mind, it will cause negative and resentful emotions to recede back into the subconscious mind. Over time, this accumulation will become akin to a ticking time bomb that is likely to go out at any unforeseen provocation. While not full proof, this refinement process made by the conscious mind can help establish a harmony that is unlikely to be easily shattered.

The missing loop is with the temporary memory: the grey area between the conscious mind and subconscious mind. This is where all the ideas that were accumulated during the day exist and are later gradually sunk into the subconscious mind. If these are not carefully examined, they will move into the deeper layer of our subconscious mind and may create further conflict between the conscious mind and subconscious mind. Everything left unexamined will, later on, rear its ugly head at unexpected times and in an unforeseen manner. A good exercise is to write down all the events and ideas that we remember at the end of the day. By doing so, we are exposing all the negativity and moving it away from the subconscious mind. We are clearing the debris and clutter that create the chaos between our two halves.

The chasm between our two entities is one that is enduring and real. It affects everyone in all the decisions made. You cannot run away from yourself or your thoughts so stand up and fight for your peace of mind.

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