Who makes the decisions of your life?

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The studies carried out by the neurologist Benjamin Libet show that most of our decisions are made before the conscience formulates them, and that the intellect is not aware of them. This is due to the duality existing in our brain, divided into two hemispheres, with highly differentiated abilities and responsibilities.

In general, we are little aware of the power and responsibility that the subconscious mind has over our lives. Unless we have been trained to recognize its language and how it works, we could completely ignore its existence.

The conscious mind is the creative one, the one that can conjure positive thoughts. On the contrary, the subconscious mind is strictly mechanical; Repeat the same responses to vital signs over and over again. The acts of the subconscious mind are of a reflex nature and are not controlled by reason or thought.

This has important advantages, since it prevents us from being aware of everything we do: breathing, chewing, blinking, digestion, sneezing, driving, etc. On the other hand, it also has disadvantages, since once something is memorized, it always reproduces the same behavior pattern.

The subconscious mind is a great friend who performs the biological functions that keep us alive every day, and performs them automatically so that we can focus our attention on other things.

The subconscious is like a database in which everything you have experienced throughout your life is stored, and whose function is limited to interpreting environmental signals and activating the appropriate responses to each situation without making judgments or questions. It’s like a rewritable hard drive in which all our experiences are stored.

The subconscious mind is our automatic pilot, while the conscious mind is the manual control. The subconscious mind is much larger and more powerful than the conscious mind. As Bruce Lipton shows us in The Biology of Belief, our subconscious mind processes about twenty million stimuli per second versus forty that the conscious mind interprets at the same time. The subconscious carefully examines the world around us and external signals, perceives the conditions of the environment and reacts immediately selecting a previously acquired behavior, without any participation of the conscious mind. Although experience may vary with the individual, estimates say that more than 95% of our daily experiences are directed from the subconscious level.

The ability to react quickly and instinctively to the subconscious mind is very positive when we have to make quick decisions (eg when we walk and stumble, while we fall we react instinctively putting our hands to protect the most sensitive parts of the body). On other occasions we pay the price of dealing with life from such a quick and reactive place, especially when our responses are based on beliefs acquired from the people we learned to imitate at the beginning of our lives.

The conscious mind can move forward or backward in time, while the subconscious mind only works in the present moment. While we occupy our conscious mind with thoughts of any kind, it is our subconscious mind that is in charge of our body based on the stored information. This information has been stored throughout our lives, even before birth, based on experiences and experiences of our own as well as others. This sometimes leads us to discover ourselves reproducing or fleeing behaviors or attitudes of other people with whom we have had a relationship (parents, grandparents, brothers, friends, teachers, …), even those that our conscious mind can reject.

While we sleep, it is the subconscious Mind that is in charge of all our functions. It is responsible for both keeping us alive and processing information on those topics that may interest us, as long as we know how to manage it properly. As Karl Pibram showed in his experiments, we are tuned only to a limited range of frequencies. However, any state of altered consciousness, such as meditation, relaxation or sleep, relaxes this limitation allowing us to access a wider range of frequencies. According to the philosopher Ervin Laszlo it is as if we were a radio and our bandwidth was extended. While we sleep, the receptive parts of our brain become more receptive to a large number of wavelengths of the energetic Field or Matrix, and whoever is in control at that moment is our subconscious mind.

Do you remember having slept after hours of facing a problem, to wake up the next day with the solution? Your subconscious mind had been working all night on the problem, and it had been solved! These situations occur more often than we think, since our subconscious mind never rests.


Ricardo Eiriz


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