On defining the different positions and roles of our marvelous mind. Excerpts came from Bob Proctor writings.
Conscious Mind – The Thinking Mind
- it is the part of your head that thinks and reasons
- it’s where your free will lies. where you decide what you want to do and what you want to focus on.
- it is also where your sensory factors and intellectual faculties are.
- sensory factors allows you to correspond with the outside world
- intellectual faculties such as your will and imagination, allow you to direct the power (energy) that is always flowing to and through you inward. By focusing there, you can build any ideas or thought you want.
- the conscious mind can accept or reject any idea. As you accept a thought, it is impressed upon your subconscious mind.
2. Subconscious Mind – The Conditional Mind
- every thought or word your conscious mind chooses to accept (whether its currently true or not), the subconscious mind must accept.
- it has no ability to reject.
- any thought you consciously impress upon the subconscious over and over (such as affirmations) becomes fixed in there.
- fixed ideas automatically express themselves in feelings and actions, until they are replaced. Fixed ideas are commonly referred to as habits.
3. Body – The Instrument of the Mind
- the physical representation of you.
- the actions your body takes determine the result.
THOUGHTS ——> FEELINGS ———-> ACTIONS ———–> RESULT
I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life therefore I demand of myself and continuous action toward its attainment. “I hereby promise to render such action.
I realized that dominant thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become. Thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expressions through some practical means of attaining the object back of it. Therefore, I will devote 10 minutes daily to demanding to myself the development of self-confidence.
I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life and I will never stop trying until I have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice therefore I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all human effects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them and in my self.
Think and Grow Rich Condensed narration by Earl Nightingale.