The Power of the Subconscious Mind

By August 9, 2017Uncategorized

Back in the 1990s I listened to a fantastic motivational talk that really resonated with me. This was long before computers and before Ted talks.

It was about the power of our thoughts, and how our conscious mind work with our sub conscious thoughts. The conscious mind is constantly creating an image or picture of who we are. Then our subconscious supports that picture.

Our mind is like a giant computers. When we have a thought, it’s like typing something into the subject line in Google. After you push the Enter button, the computer goes into the archives and searches for all the things that support the subject.

So if you’re thinking, “I’m never going to be able to do this…”, memories of ALL those times when you weren’t able to accomplish something will be brought to support that initial thought.

The speaker shared a story about Bear Bryant, the famous football coach. His whole life was football. A month after he retired, he was dead. In his mind, there wasn’t much purpose left for his life without football. How much was his conscious mind supporting his picture of life?

If your subconscious mind can pull out all the evidence to support the negative thoughts, imagine making a positive thought like, “I’m brilliant.” Our minds go and retrieve all those amazing incidents from our life’s files to support that positive thought.

The Good Book once said these wise words, “As a man thinketh, so is he” and “Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass.”

-What are the pictures you have of yourself?

-What affirmations can you write about how you want to be?

Never underestimate the power of your thoughts!

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  • Lizzette says:

    Hi Jean. We spoke on the phone on Friday.

    The pictures of myself are that I am capable and good at a job that actually doesn’t thrill me but I’m good at it because I take my responsibility seriously. I am also a good daughter and sister, but when it comes to couple’s relationships I am usually dismissed, I end up putting my own needs at the bottom and my partner doesn’t appreciate me as I think he should. I have also been on antidepressants for 20 years, on and off.
    On the other hand, before I had my first boyfriend at 15, I was a super carefree, joyfull, fun, mischivous young girl who would have never though would ever take an antidepressant. I used to be sure I would be married with kids by 25. I am 40 and not married yet.

    • coachjeanward says:

      Like so many compassionate and hard working people, you’ve gotten so good at taking care of other people! Problem is your own needs get put down to the bottom of the list. Imagine what life would be like if you were as fierce in taking care of yourself as you do others? The most important relationship we’ll ever have is the one we have with ourselves! Start falling in love with yourself! I know that carefree, joyful, fun girl is still in you, let’s find her!

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