Do you know that your subconscious mind is 100 times stronger than your conscious mind? The subconscious mind handles over 95% of your brain activity, and it controls, organises, and influences nearly everything you do. But how powerful it is? There are a lot of secrets about it, which researchers are only beginning to unlock. And in today’s article, I am going to be revealing 5 mysterious facts about the subconscious.
1.The subconscious mind controls your behavior
Your subconscious mind controls all kinds of involuntary functions from breathing to heart rate to digestion. Your body would spiral out of control without your subconscious. Most people think the subconscious mind stops there, and everything happening above the surface is controlled by your conscious mind.
However, the subconscious brain plays a much larger role than you think. Try to remember the last time you got scared, did you scream, jump or run away? In those moments, the subconscious mind takes over your movement, emotion, and speech. When a scary figure pops up out of the shadows, you don’t stop scream and react almost instantly? Why? It’s because your mind is programmed to be frightened in front of it. It also means the subconscious part is taking control
Read more about the definition of the subconscious: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subconscious
2.It attacks your body
The conscious and subconscious parts of your brain communicate regularly. Sometimes, when your conscious doesn’t want to listen, your subconscious will do anything to be heard. For example, you are feeling tense and anxious. If your conscious mind tries to ignore these feelings, your subconscious may communicate stress by attacking your body. According to a 2008 study by Salleh, your subconscious can create any number of physical symptoms including rashes, headaches, and stomach pains. Remember your subconscious mind creates 95% of your brain activities, so if it wants to be heard, it will find a way.
3.It senses the unseen
Perception is one of the conscious mind’s biggest responsibilities. It senses and processes the world around you to help you navigate to understand your environment. But what about your subconscious mind? A 2015 study by Watanabe and Haruno discovered something strange and it turns out that your subconscious brain plays a much more crucial role. Your conscious brain uses a narrow scope of attention to gather information from your environment, but it misses a lot of important details which your subconscious stores and captures along the way. Therefore, in these moments, the subconscious will come into place to help you have better decisions.
4.It hates abstract ideas
The conscious mind loves thinking in abstract terms. It relishes every opportunity to form new opinions and tackle hypothetical problems, but your subconscious brain is exactly the opposite. Your subconscious feels comfortable with what has already been set to solve problems and does not want to assert itself toward difficult things. So, if you want to take yourself into abstract notions, try to win your subconscious, or if you want it to understand, make things simple and concrete.
5.It doesn’t understand time
Can you remember what you had for breakfast yesterday or where you put your car key without reminding yourself to not forget them? It’s a role that the conscious mind is really good at. It’s easier for it to piece together recent memories but its counterpart struggles with time altogether. The reason is that the subconscious is facing with new information that we haven’t programmed. It can’t think backward and forward. Has anyone ever told you “ live in the moment”? well, the subconscious part does exactly that.
Has your subconscious ever changed your behavior? Have you experienced subconscious mysteries in your daily life? Tell me about your experiences in the comment section below. Check out our app Reprogram Subconscious Mind to exploit the best of your mind.