I want you to consider for a moment, the last time you tied your shoes.  What did you have to do?  Did you have to repeat to yourself consciously directions leading to success and completion?  “Over, under, loop, swoop, and pull.”   Were those directions needed in order to succeed?  Of course not.

It is likely that you tied your shoes within mere seconds, to the point that you wouldn’t even remember doing it.  You really could have only known you’ve done it because your shoes are not slipping off your feet.  It is likely that you tied both your shoes, while on the phone, watching tv, or having an in depth and important conversation with a loved one or business associate.  

So then let me ask you, how were you able to do it?  If you didn’t pay any attention to the process at all, even to the point where you were focused heavily on another task while trying, how were you able to perform the intricate procedure?  Some could argue this process is fairly complex.  After all, you are interweaving multiple strings in a specific manner, all the while requiring adjustments on multiple ends to ensure proper length, even making sure the pressure from the knots around your own foot is optimal for both comfort and form.  And yet, you were (and are) able to perform this measure time and again, with a 100% success, and less than 1% focus.

The reason you were able to complete this task, as well as 99% of the other functions in your life, is because of the boundless power of the Subconscious Mind.  

The subconscious (or unconscious) mind is where we hold all our belief systems, instincts, views of the world, opinions about ourselves, patterns of behavior, blueprints for “success”, learned conduct, coping mechanisms, values, and truisms.

The subconscious mind is not logical.  It does not believe in deciphering facts, or analyzing what is actually happening or real in that moment.  It is highly emotional, and operates the best way it knows how, all in an attempt at one ultimate goal:  To keep you safe and thriving.  Or even put in a different way, to keep you alive.

You see, when you were seven, and you were first learning to tie your shoe, the subconscious mind had yet to be introduced to that concept.  It has been introduced to countless others, believe me, but not yet that particular aspect of life.  Watch a seven year old try to tie their shoe, and it is clunky and deliberate.  This is because they have to perform the activity consciously.  There is no backup or stored memory bank that has yet been created within the subconscious.  Fast forward a few weeks, after the learned behavior has been stored on an unconscious level, and the child is able to tie his or her shoe effortlessly without any focused consideration for the event taking place.  The reason?  You guessed it.  The subconscious mind.  The blueprint, planning, and expected outcomes have already been implanted subconsciously, and the child will no longer have to focus on this particular task for the next 80 years. 

Pretty wild right?

Now, in the shoestring example, the subconscious works perfectly in our favor.  Actually, when it comes to the subconscious, it is always working perfectly on your behalf.  The problem however, is that sometimes the blueprints and strategies for behavior that result not only become outdated, but can lead to negative emotions and behaviors throughout life.  In other words, faulty blueprints exist.

Let me provide a couple examples:

Scenario 1:  

A child sees her parents arguing.  At one point her father screams and throws a dish against the wall in anger and frustration.  Possibly even pushing, slapping, or other acts of physical aggression ensue.  Everybody witnessing is terrified to an intense degree.  Some minutes or hours later, the issue at hand has been resolved, and the parents reunite with affection leaving behind the once paramount issue and resolving the matter that moments before ailed the entire household.  Kisses, love, and harmony ensues.

The child can learn and absorb multiple “truisms” from this one event:

Becoming angry and violent is the best way to settle an argument with a spouse

This is how men are supposed to respond to disputes and show love

Love from a man sometimes means being hurt physically” 

When the altercation was happening, I ran and hid under my bed.  Avoiding conflict is the best way for issues to be resolved

When I started to cry, both my parents became even more angry at that moment.  Suppressing my sadness and real feelings is the optimal way to ensure cohesion with loved ones” 

This one scenario could provide the child with multiple “truisms” (notice how I put them in quotes) for navigating through life.  

Scenario 2:  

A child wears a brand new pair of shoes to school he’s been wanting for quite some time.  Overly excited about his new apparel, he shows a group of peers his new shoes at recess.  At which point, one person makes fun of them for being ugly.  The other kids follow suit and join in on the fun, telling the boy he is awkward, and that the shoes are stupid.  The kids laugh, point, and ridicule the once overly excited child.

The following beliefs could be formed from this particular event:

Whenever I express myself with the things i love and am most interested in, I will be mocked

“I don’t know what is best for myself

People my own age will turn on me in a moments notice

I am stupid, and others know more than me

Being social in groups will lead to embarrassment

People are overly concerned with me and how I dress

I am socially unacceptable and not good enough

And on, and on we could go.  

Any number of varying beliefs from one singular event can be formed and stored within the subconscious mind, providing blueprints for thinking and actions for ones existence.  

At this point, oftentimes people experience thoughts and personal opinions such as “Wow, how can we be so susceptible to the absorption of convictions that are cemented permanently at such a young age?”  The answer?  We have to be.  

The Human Mind – A Super Computer

When you think about all the input that is required at an early age to navigate in this complex world, there has to be a period of accelerated digestion in order to operate and perform.  Meaning, if parents were required to sit down and explain every single nuance of life, it would likely take 100 lifetimes to do so.  It would literally be impossible to provide enough personal guidance to a child allowing for competence.  Millions and millions of lessons, input, directions, functions, acts, how-to’s, and the like, would have to be taught specifically in detail.

This is the power of the human mind.  It’s actually quite brilliant when considered.  Its design is one of efficiency.  Children are sponges to the world around them, allowing for accelerated learning from multiple avenues.  

Introduce an infant to two (or more) languages, and they will without fail learn them almost instantly.  There is no “trying” to learn.  They are able to just “do.”  Attempting to learn a second language at 45 would likely take years of effort and consistent focus to achieve competent affluence and mastery.  

Just like anything in life, there can be a downside to an otherwise positive circumstance. The boundless capabilities for information absorption from the human mind and its subconscious has a major faulty error.  Beliefs and ideas that are incorrect, self deprecating, or destructive to one’s personal being can (and will) be stored as well.  They are implanted as truisms that can negatively affect a person’s life throughout its entirety.  

When the belief of “social environments lead to embarrassment” is supplanted in a young child, this can lead to a lifetime of shyness, isolation, introversion, anxieties, unhealthy coping mechanisms, depression, under achievement, decreased performance, apathy, unhealthy relationships, loneliness, self-hatred, fear, etc, etc, etc.  All of this can occur, simply due to one unpleasant experience during recess.

When the belief of “I am not good enough, and people know more than me” is learned and stored, this can lead to a lifetime of not trusting oneself, shying away from opportunity, and self-imposed failure.

The unconscious mind is designed to absorb, rapidly.  For the most part, its efficiency works in our favor.  However, blueprints and views about ourselves and our lives are accepted as fact way before we have the ability to decipher and decide for ourselves what will be viewed as true, and what simply is a mere story we should read once and push aside.

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