You probably know the generalities of your subconscious mind, meaning that you casually acknowledge that there’s a basic beat laced in there that isn’t part of your present track of thought yet gifts you with a general underlying observation of yourself and the world spinning beneath your feet. The game-changer is when you realize that your subconscious mind doesn’t just supplement your thoughts and beliefs, it creates and administrates them.
In the subconscious sector of that beautiful head of yours is a deep and wide catalog of every life experience that’s ever befell you. To zoom in a bit and illustrate this idea, it also remembers every face you’ve ever seen in a crowd. So, as you can discern, the subconscious mind operates at a much more rigid and intricate level that pushes beyond just functioning as the superficial undercurrent to your conscious mind. Understanding this level of function is step one in becoming aware of your self-orientative thoughts.
Now, from these archives your subconscious distills conclusions. The big ticket items can be quite obvious and you may already be very in tune with this. For example, if one of your parents left you in your childhood, or you were the hold-out in a romance gone wrong, you may have gleaned a sense of low-value or that you are someone not worthy of love and attention. The connections between these large-scale life events and your self-worth are not difficult to see, but in this is a clear example of the false narrative your subconscious can glue together and how thick and indelible these thoughts can become. The real education here is when you become aware of the seemingly small snapshots, one moment in time, or many, that also effect your track of thoughts. These things could be for example: An elementary school teacher that seemed indifferent to you but was warm to other students or perhaps a job interview you had at one time that felt a little cold to you. Some of these occurrences are very subtle and yet your subconscious records these events, makes a mix tape with the vibes you distill from these events, and then creates a conclusive thought that doesn’t ever really conclude; it loops. All of these thoughts pile on top of one another and organize themselves into a thesis about you.
So why is this track of thought so indelible, ongoing, and in it for the long haul? Because your subconscious mind cannot decipher which thoughts serve you or don’t serve you, and it cannot discern which of these thoughts are positive or negative. In fact, regardless of the severity of negative thoughts, your subconscious is committed to it’s own status quo. It’s sole desire is to doggy paddle in familiar waters and maintain an equipoise state.
This is why it is beyond important to really go deep and become aware of that song, that track of thoughts that plays in your head because it is the sole administrator, executor, and sustainer of what you believe to be true about YOU.