The human mind is the most incredible computer you can imagine. Although the scientists are still debating as to the exact location of the “mind”, lets agree it is somewhere in the brain.
Our brain is composed of some 14 trillion brain cells! According to the scientists, humans use less than 10% of these cells and thus less than 10% of their mental capability. Most use even less – probably using closer to 1%. The good news is our potential is virtually unlimited.
For our purposes, imagine that the brain is in two parts: the Conscious mind and the Subconscious (or Inner) mind. The conscious mind does all our day to day thinking, our communication with others and general thoughts each day of our lives. Do you realize that you are thinking at the rate of about 1,200 words a minute?
The Subconscious mind looks after all our involuntary functions: the beating of our hearts, the breathing of our lungs. It also has stored in it every single experience and every thought we have ever made from the moment we were born. Some people believe that it also contains all the memories of our past lives as well. As it contains memories of everything that has ever happened, we can use it to locate information we need. For instance, you may be walking down the street and suddenly bump into someone you haven’t seen for a long while. Whilst talking, you are frantically thinking of their name, and suddenly it will come to you, hopefully whilst you are still in conversation!
When it is something that occurred many years ago, your subconscious mind may have to spend a long time locating the necessary information. That is why we can sometimes have a challenge when we go to bed. In the morning the answer will suddenly pop into our heads.
Admittedly, it doesn’t work exactly the way we want it to. Although our brain is perfect; It remembers and files away everything. Sometimes our recall is faulty. When something is “on the tip of our tongue”, our brain is searching for the answer. The “search” may take longer than you want it to. The best way to handle this is to temporarily “forget” what you want to remember. Your mind will continue to search and soon it will “come back to you” whilst you are thinking about something completely different. When you are constantly absent-minded, you may consider taking a memory training course or additional personal coaching to increase your focus and capabilities.
There is a third part of our mind also. This is the Super-Conscious mind. Hardly anything is known about it, and this is where everything really important happens. Ideas come from here. So does creativity, and ESP. (Extra Sensory Perception) When you come up with a good idea, it comes directly from your Super-Conscious mind, through your Sub-Conscious mind to your Conscious mind, and it is then up to you to act upon it.
Your Super-Conscious mind is your creative force, and is the most important part of your mind. It contains all the answers to anything you may ever want to know. Writers, artists, composers, inventors, clairvoyants, and all sorts of other people use this part of their mind. Their inspiration for what they create comes from their ability to “tap” into this section of their mind.
A composer may start on a melody and then, all of a sudden, the rest of the tune just comes with no apparent effort on his part. It has all come from directly from the Super-Conscious mind. Your Super-Conscious mind contains all the information of the universe and you have access to it whenever you want. All you have to do is ask.
You have already used it many, many times. Say, for instance, that you have a major challenge that has to be resolved the following day. You worry about it and think about it, and find it hard to get to sleep as it is still bothering you. When you wake up the following morning, the answer suddenly pops into your head. “Eureka” you cry and you happily go and solve the challenge. Where did the answer come from? You did not have it when you fell asleep. It was not in your Conscious mind, nor was it in your Sub-Conscious.
What happened was, while you were asleep, the Sub-conscious contacted the Super-Conscious mind and asked for the answer. Next time you have a challenge of this sort, tell your Sub-Conscious mind about it and say that you need an answer by a certain time.
Overnight is fine, and two days would be better. Don’t tell it how you want the problem resolved. Just ask for the answer and confidently expect it to come. Ask again several times during the time limit you have set, and your Super-Conscious mind will solve your challenge.
Start utilizing your Super-Conscious mind more often and tap into the fullest potential of your mind and your fullest potential.