Mind Over Action
Our minds control our behavior. Our thoughts become our actions. We often hear the words ‘conscious’ and ‘subconscious’ when speaking of the mind. That is because the conscious mind pertains to the thoughts we are aware of. On the other hand, the subconscious reveals underlying explanations on why an action was done.
Example, you blurt out something negative to someone. You didn’t mean to say it consciously; but subconsciously, you couldn’t help it. You really wanted to get that point through. This is typically known as ‘acting without thinking.’
You must therefore add conscience to your subconscious as if you’re programming your subconscious ways on how to act. Thus, your conscious actions won’t be that spontaneous or impulsive. Too much spontaneity can cause harm to others and to yourself. What has already been said can no longer be taken back, even when it is said out of spite. You must guard your words and actions with your thoughts.
Sometimes, no matter how consciously aware you are of your goals, if your subconscious is not at the right position and headed to the right direction, you will have a hard time achieving them and making your dreams come true. The subconscious has the tendency to counteract all your conscious efforts. The solution to this dilemma is to allow the conscious and subconscious to work side by side.
The subconscious can pertain to your negative thoughts and reactions that are rooted from past experiences. Also, surroundings can attribute on the general characteristic of an individual. In some cases, your subconscious way of thinking had been instilled by other people and imposed by culture, some of which were influenced by what you watch on television, hear on the radio, or read in the papers.
The subconscious mind is responsible for brash actions. If you are disciplined enough to control these thoughts and change your negative reactions, then the conscious action will not be harmful. In short, the conscious must be selfless, controlled, and grounded on convictions of what is right.
If would be easier to program the subconscious mind if you are aware of your thoughts influencing those actions or words you didn’t mean to have said or done in the first place. It all starts from your realization of wanting to improve yourself. Thus, you self-analyze on your individuality. You reflect on your actions in the past and where it has taken you now. You figure out which of your actions has been destructive and you analyze the thoughts behind those actions.
After careful contemplation of what you would like to be and where you would want to go in life, you are equipped now with the knowledge of what not to say or do, but most importantly of what not to think. Well, maybe, there are some things you cannot help but think. You are, after all, only human. In that case, there are some thoughts that are better left unsaid or not acted on. With this, you are now able to program your subconscious to work for you and not against you.
Programs on making one’s self better varies from one person to the next. Some people make their faith in God stronger, asking for his guidance. Others read self-help books and find inspiration from the words. Some engage in hypnosis. It’s all about figuring out what suits you best.