These days I am trying to understand a bit about functioning of our power house which is our brain, what I initially figured out that brain basically has three major chambers Conscious, Subconscious and Unconscious, the fascinating fact is that all the decisions we are taking today are apparently being take by our Subconscious, as Conscious mind is more of messenger which passes on all the data to Subconscious and builds the Subconscious database over the time. Ever experience a moment ‘how I manage to apply the break while my thoughts were some where else ‘? Did I really locked the door? At times we act like a programmed device not knowing what we are doing just doing it , that’s the power of Subconscious mind it can take total control of things.
There are times when we go clueless and don’t know what to do or take a lot time to make decision, this happens when subconscious has no dataset matching current situation, Conscious mind sends a signal to Subconscious how do we go about this situation, Subconscious mind says I am not sure about this thing, why don’t you go ahead and do something about it, Conscious mind says let me try but than Conscious mind is utterly confused at this moment of time and says I don’t know what do, Subconscious now says ok I will tell something which I know of one such similar scenario, It will be best for all of us and the security mechanism of kicks in, being secure is first thing which most of us learned and it’s engraved in our Subconscious. So Subconscious will drive you to take decision which it feels is safest and easiest may not be always right but it does what it thinks is best.
Moving onto the Unconscious mind it’s the part of brain where some thoughts,memories and knowledge is stored but it’s not available to you in your normal state of mind, something like a bad data sector on your hard drive, this apparently builds our instincts or drive, sometime we are driven to do something without fully understanding why we want to do it , our decision at times can be affected by the Unconscious mind as well without we having any clue what made us to take that decision.
I would love to elaborate my learnings more in future as and when I get time, I am trying to deep dive in the Unconscious and Subconscious mind as that can help understand some mysteries of the powerhouse we all carry on our heads ‘THE BRAIN’.
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