What is a Subconscious Mind? 6 Ways to use our subconscious mind for peaceful and Happy life
Our Conscious mind is the part that does reasoning, rational thinking, make decisions and contains all the feelings, emotions or memory we are aware of, at the moment. Now, our Subconscious mind is the part that influences our actions, decisions, feelings and contains our unmindful memories and experiences. Our subconscious mind absorbs everything happening around us and to us.
Our mind is such a complex organ yet the most powerful weapon in the world. At some point in our lives, living as per the condition of the mind isn’t enough. As a soul, we want to control how we feel, manage our emotions, and promote happy and content life. For that, we must understand our subconscious mind.
Our subconscious mind affects our mood, productivity, emotions and thoughts. It’s important to steer our minds towards the right direction that leads to a happy, peaceful and content life. To break out of the negative thought pattern and cycle; to rewire our mind for better living and experience. For that, we must understand what lies beneath that layer; what triggers us; Our weaknesses and our strengths. In simple words, Who are we and what makes us – us.
It may sound complex but unwrapping your mind will feel like the most natural process- to your body and spirit. Because in the end, Tranquility is achieved when our body soul and mind are aligned. So really the question is – How can you go deeper within yourself? because that’s where our subconscious mind lies.
Here are the few ways that help us to understand our subconscious mind and use it to enhance our daily life:
When we meditate, we aren’t trying to control our mind because that cause resistance instead we meditate with a No Goal state. To let our mind Be- Be. By focusing on our breath, repeating mantras or, affirmations help us to still our mind along with the body, entering into a relaxed state. Seeing the mind as what it is – a tool to enhance our lives, not to manoeuvre it. The stillness will teach you patience. The efforts to stay in the present moment will reawaken your consciousness. Most often, all our minds need stillness to function better. We learn stillness, patience, consciousness and more.
What’s an exercise to the body is what meditation is for the mind. It clears the space in our conscious mind to reach our subconscious mind. It builds the connection between the body and the soul. Unplugging the “Me” from the mind. Meditation is the door that leads you to a deeper mind level.
Repetition To Rewire
We didn’t consciously choose our personality, habits, traits and nature. It happened subconsciously over the years while we were growing. Many of those traits and habits might not suit us in the present but because of our muscle memory, it has been wired in our system and so we are bound to repeat them. So what do we need to do to drop habits or even to embrace a new one?
We must repeat what we need to rewire: changing our negative thoughts into positive ones, from fear to motivation and from thanklessness to gratitude. For instance, To be grateful, if one write down things they are grateful for every day, the gratitude will enter automatically Or, When we consciously notice our negative chain of thoughts and if we simply implant positive ones and keep doing that, after a while, such negative thoughts will stop appearing.
Try writing down things or habits you wish to no longer keep and also write the new ones you want to add to your routine. – Now simply repeat and the rest, your body and mind will take care.
Yoga, which also means the union, is the connection between body and mind. In Yoga, the Body and the mind are considered to be one. That’s why a lot of emphasis is placed on the breath and posture. Our Body and mind are intertwined in a complex yet genius way. To awaken it fully, it’s necessary to establish body awareness. Through Yoga, you learn to understand your body: to connect breathe with muscles and release tension; to observe sensation in your body as you carry out yoga.
To be aware consciously of your unconscious mind, the first step is to bring body awareness. Yoga brings harmony and synchronization between the mind and body
Detangle Your Fear
Another obstacle in our present life is our fear- whether it’s the fear of the past or future. It’s powerful enough to hold us back from thriving in life. Often, our own delusion keeps us from taking a risk in life. What’s important is to acknowledge and build a healthy relationship with our fear. What are you afraid of losing? What are you scared of? Where it’s coming from? are questions you can ask yourself on a frequent basis, for clarity.
Detangle your fear, know its source and what it’s afraid of losing. If you prepare yourself and intentionally lose what you are afraid of losing- then there isn’t any fear. Remember – Our conscious state is very powerful and smart. It’s the part that makes decisions and It isn’t afraid of losing anything, Only our subconscious mind is.
Consciously Feeling Emotions.
How often do you label the emotion that you are feeling in the present? You will be surprised to know that we are capable of feeling emotions in a given moment that are not linked with our present. For instance, Feeling sad or low even though you are sitting in a quiet comfortable ambient. If you let any emotion carry on subconsciously without bringing in your conscious mind, it will leave you drained and exhausted. The source of such emotion could be from a traumatic experience or stressful event that you experienced in past.
So when any negative emotion resurfaces on a subconscious level- bring it to your consciousness and ask to follow up questions –What is this emotion? How is this emotion triggered? Does it need immediate action? If no action is required, simply shift your mindset to more positive thoughts because nothing can be done. It helps to manage our emotional balance.
This practice may require spirituality but it’s the most effective way to learn the lessons and reduce the load on the subconscious level. It’s the practice of detaching ourselves from our journey, experiencing it as a third person by keeping our emotions and interest at the side. When our personal interest is kept at the side, It’s easier to learn the lessons that life has been trying to teach us.
To break out of old patterns and cycles, it is important to register where the problem lies. Detachment gives a chance to reflect on our behaviour, manners, decisions and choices of the past and learn from them.