How to Program Your Conscious Mind

Whatever your mind can conceive and achieve - Napoleon Hill quote on photo

You are probably familiar with how the subconscious mind sometimes sets out to sabotage the conscious mind. This is not to say that you have a split personality, but the subconscious does play a role in the human mind.

A long time ago, the subconscious mind would have been responsible for your safety. The fight or flight syndrome where you were faced with imminent danger required you to make a decision on whether to stay or to flee.

However, today, through research, study, and best-selling books we know that the subconscious mind may overact every now and again. Do you ever find yourself replaying past events, maybe with the thought of how you wish you had acted? Or maybe running possible scenarios of future events?

The subconscious mind is made of perceptions of events and occurrences from the past. It is the only thing we have to rely on to make current and future choices.

However, living in the conscious mind is where you are truly awake. The subconscious is made up of events and stories from the past while the conscious mind is completely present to the moment.

Here are a few good tips on how to stay and live in that conscious mind.

Live In The Moment

How many times have you found yourself thinking about an altercation that occurred yesterday while switching over to worrying about something next week? When you live in the moment, whether you are driving your teen somewhere or washing a dish, you are truly present to the conscious mind.

If you are driving with your teen, for example, be present to him or her. Notice the way her hair falls or how he has a little bit of a crooked smile when he grins. Be present to the person right in front of you in the moment.

If you are washing dishes, feel the warmth of the water, smell the scent of the soap.

If you want to learn more about living in the moment I can highly recommend reading Eckart Tolle’s The Power Of Now.

Take Up Meditation

If you really want to program your conscious mind, take up the practice of meditation. Meditating will help you differentiate between the subconscious and the conscious mind and you will learn about the different levels of brain waves such as alpha and beta.

You will also learn to have more control of your conscious mind as well.

Make a Choice

No matter what, you always have a choice as to how you feel and you also have a choice as to how long to feel that certain way.

You can choose to look at an ending as a new beginning and a closed door as an open window. Choosing your own thoughts is a great way to program your conscious mind.

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