The Conscious and Sub-Conscious Mind
The conscious mind is the objective, or thinking, mind. It has no memory, and it can only hold a few thoughts at a time. There are 4 essential functions for the conscious mind.
The conscious mind has the capacity to process 40 bits of information per second; however its processing capacity is limited (short term memory). It is logical, analytical and rational and is the part that you use to make decisions with on a daily basis.
The sub conscious mind performs many functions at a time, including monitoring the operation of the body, including heart rate, digestion etc. It is ever in the present and thinks literally. All of the information that is taken in to the sub conscious mind is stored permanently. Our long-term memories are also stored in the sub conscious. It is the subconscious mind that is who we are and what we are.
While the conscious mind can process 40 bits of information per second, the sub conscious mind is able to process 40 million bits of information per second, and can store thousands of events at a time
Think of an iceberg, for example. The tip of the iceberg, the part that is visible, represents the conscious mind. However, there is so much more that takes place beneath the surface. This is the domain of the sub conscious mind. It keeps the vital functions in our body going, such as respiration and digestion, however it also houses our long-term memories, our emotional responses as well as continually processing information.
If you are truly enlightened, you can also experience the super conscious mind. This means that you are able to see the big picture through spiritual guidance and enlightenment, and will help to ensure that your goals are both safe and appropriate in the context of your life’s purpose. The super conscious mind has infinite, non-linear, processing capacity with unlimited speed.
Your brain and mind are extraordinary. They function as consciousness, thinking, reasoning, perception, judgement and imagination.
Research is showing us is that the brain is an extension of the body, not a separate isolated organ, and the mind can respond differently to multiple systems and stimuli. What does this mean? It means that you can change and take charge of your own mind.
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