10 Shocking Facts About Your Subconscious Mind
Ever since ‘The Secret’ first polluted pop culture with pseudo-scientific tales about the power of your mind, the topic of the subconscious has become related with metaphysical beliefs. While the debate between science and religion is still going strong, the truth is that even with today’s technology answers to highly controversial questions of our existence still can’t be given. However, there are still some facts that both sides of the argument agree upon. Whether the following 10 real facts about your subconscious mind will be stronger evidence to support your new-age beliefs or will help you out in a purely scientific mental and psychological way, you can be certain that you’ll be left amazed!
The Subconscious Mind Speaks to You in Dreams
Have you ever wondered why your dreams are as bizarre as they are? Well, the truth is that they are a creation of your subconscious mind. While there are multiple theories on what exactly their evolutionary purpose is, this still remains a mystery.
The Subconscious Mind Controls 95 percent of Your Life
While this number may seem extremely staggering, the truth is that it is not quite as spectacular once you consider that the subconscious mind controls your each and every physical move, whether it would be deemed voluntary or involuntary.
The Subconscious Mind is Always Awake
That’s right! Whether you’re sleeping or not, your subconscious is always working to help you control your bodily functions and organs. While there is proof that you still hear and process everything in a sleeping state, the truth is that there is little evidence that those sleeping hypnosis cassettes and videos to help you quit smoking really do work.
The Subconscious Mind is Habit-Based
Build on habituation, the subconscious mind is great at recognizing patterns, which includes your own behaviors.
The Subconscious Mind Translates Everything Literary
The subconscious mind takes pretty much anything literally. That’s why you are scared from the horror movie or surprised at the photoshopped picture, even though you know they are not real and that’s why you need your reasoning.
The Subconscious Mind is Present Based
While you may be able to daydream about the future or be nostalgic for your past, the subconscious mind that helps you do that is constantly focused on the present moment.
The Subconscious Mind Acts Like the Microprocessor
It’s hard to explain in a short manner, especially if you are not a neurological expert nor a computer technician, but basically the subconscious mind is far more powerful than your regular mind, as it is able to process extreme quantities of information from all of your senses and then translate them back to your brain.
The Subconscious Mind Can’t Use Words
Having no verbal translator integrated in it, so to speak, the subconscious mind doesn’t have the power to use words.
The Subconscious Mind is Primal
Focusing on emotion, rather than reason, the subconscious mind is often considered to be the source of your primal instincts.
The Subconscious Mind is a Multitasker
While no matter how hard you try, you can’t truly be focused on two things at once, the subconscious mind does all of what’s mentioned on the list and far more than that and it does it with style and in no time!