Have you ever heard that humans only use a portion of their brains? Well, this is most of all, because of the subconscious mind. Scientists have never really studied it in depth and we still do not know enough about it, but we do know that it could run and control almost everything we do.
For example, when you meditate and you start controlling your breath, you get the control from the subconscious mind and give it to your conscious mind. You start breathing deep and with your stomach. Then you stop controlling it and your subconscious takes over. You do not have to think about it any more. Your breathing will continue to be relaxed until another stimulus changes it (stress for example).
Another example of the tasks of the subconscious mind is the information coming from the senses. Your brain is constantly bombarded with stimuli and information - it would explode if it had to review and process everything! This is why you have a barrier in between – the subconscious mind. It processes everything and only passes the information that is relevant for you in this very moment.
Have you ever wondered why there are certain people who easily spot new opportunities? This happens because their subconscious mind feeds them more information on a specific subject over what another individual may get.
Have you ever noticed that as soon as you really decide to do something, there soon comes an opportunity that allows you to do it? This is because when you make the decision, you form a thought and imbue it with desire and faith and you suddenly start receiving the information that you need to achieve it.
The subconscious is a data-bank for everything that is not in your conscious mind. It stores your beliefs, your previous experience, your memories, your skills. Everything that you have seen, done or thought is also there.
It is also your guidance system. It constantly monitors the information coming from the senses to spot danger and opportunity. And it communicates that information to the conscious mind, that you want it to communicate.
In short, the subconscious mind is the powerful system that runs everything in your life. Learning how to stimulate the communication between the conscious and the subconscious minds is a powerful tool on the way to success, happiness and wellness.