Live Consciously

Have you ever driven for miles only to realize that you had done the whole trip on automatic and you couldn’t remember the journey?  It happens to most people; things become so automatic that they just slip into the subconscious

This is very like life; we develop our own patterns, strategies and beliefs as we grow up. If they seem to work consistently, they settle into our subconscious and are used automatically whenever needed. Life is always changing and in particular, as we grow up. If we live our lives on automatic, just responding automatically to events the danger is that our lives will end up a bit of a wreck!

We’re just not in charge of our lives, we’re being driven along by a subconscious system that was formed in our childhood and probably hasn’t been looked at since. There is no time for ourselves these days; we are more dependent than ever on our automatic subconscious system to keep us going.

For once, look back over your life, how well do you remember it now?

The Duality of Mind

Your mind possesses two characteristics- the conscious and subconscious mind.  You think with your conscious mind, and whatever you habitually think sinks down into your subconscious mind, which creates according to the nature of your thoughts.

Whatever you think is true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your experience. Your conscious mind is the ‘watchman at the gate’. Its function is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions. You need to watch what you think as your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass.

Choose to believe that something good can happen and is happening now, no matter what situation you are in. Choose to live consciously.  

What is conscious living?

Conscious living is about taking the time for yourself to think about and choose the life you want. It is about understanding and changing any negative thoughts, patterns and behaviors you may have. It is about raising self awareness, becoming aware of our thoughts and words, choosing them consciously and carefully.

By taking the time to examine your life, you’re our own needs, and your behaviors you are not only much more likely to achieve the things you seek but also really learn from your past successes and mistakes.

In this way, you are in charge, and not you’re subconscious. But even more importantly, as you live consciously, you are now learning, and can modify old beliefs with your new adult experiences. This means that your automatic responses, which you will always have to rely on for those sudden and immediate responses will now respond along the lines of the person you, are now.

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