The subconscious is an important part of your brain that processes 24/7 in life. It consists of corticostriatal neurocircuitry in the brain which involves learning and memory that is not declarative and deliberate. Trauma memory is stored in cortico-limbic-striatal structures and is not easy and deliberately retrievable. This is the subconscious mind.
The subconscious handles about 90% of human thinking. Conscious thinking accounts for perhaps ten percent of all our thinking. The brain puts as much of our responses to everyday situations into subconscious thinking as possible in order to reserve conscious thinking for situations we have never run into before.
Most of our behavior is habitual, so we don’t have to think about it consciously. When the brain believes it knows how to recognize a situation and knows the appropriate response for that situation, then both the recognition of the situation and implementation of the response gets moved from conscious thinking to habitual (subconscious) thinking.
So briefly, we need a subconscious thought to perform tasks that are repetitive and to preserve resources for structures that are involved in learning and in encoding and storing memory. We also need areas for response learning during stress, to protect us from the overwhelming nature of traumatic stress.
Meaning of your subconscious mind in your daily life
We often use our conscious mind, which contains the critical thought function of our brains. The subconscious is the powerful layer underneath. It encompasses the awareness of all things the conscious mind cannot recognize.
Once you tap into the subconscious, this remarkable part of the brain is really meaningful in your daily life.
The Memory Bank
Your subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank that has virtually unlimited capacity. It permanently stores everything that ever happens to you.
Under hypnosis, older people can often remember, with perfect clarity, events from fifty years before. Your unconscious memory is virtually perfect. It is your conscious recall that is suspect.
The Unquestioning Servant
Your subconscious mind is subjective. It does not think or reason independently. It merely obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind. Shortly, your conscious mind commands, and your subconscious mind obeys. Consequently, your subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant. It works day and night to make your behavior fits a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires.
The Preserver Of Balance
Your subconscious mind has what is called a homeostatic impulse. It keeps your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. It keeps you breathing regularly and keeps your heart beating at a certain rate.
Through your autonomic nervous system, it maintains a balance among the hundreds of chemicals in your billions of cells. Your entire physical machine functions in complete harmony most of the time.
Your subconscious mind also practices homeostasis in your mental realm. It keeps you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past.
The Comfort Zone
All your habits of thinking and acting are in your subconscious mind. It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them.
Your subconscious mind causes you to feel emotionally and physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different. It goes against changing any of your established patterns of behavior.
You can feel your subconscious pulling you back toward your comfort zone each time you try something new. Even thinking about doing something different from what you’re familiar with will make you feel tense and uneasy.
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