Week 5: Back to the Future
In our last post (Week 4) we were talking about some fascinating characteristics of the subconscious mind. Today, we continue with our second issue about the subconscious mind:
Subconscious mind doesn’t understand the timeline. In other words, subconscious mind doesn’t recognize the difference between what happened in the past, what is happening in the present, or what would happen in the future.
Seriously, it doesn’t recognize the difference between the past, the present, or the future.
What a powerful characteristic! (If we learn how to use it in our advantage).
The usual problem is we have a strong tendency of repeating the past in our mind. We project the film over and over again, even after several years have passed. And since our subconscious mind doesn’t understand the difference between the past, the present, or the future; for our subconscious mind we are literally reliving the scene.
We feel bad for something that happened several years ago and we get stoked in that negative moment, like a quicksand trap.
We don’t realize that feeling sorry and depressed for something that happened several days, weeks, months, or even years ago is like pulling the fire alarm for a fire that happened 20 years ago. It just doesn’t make any sense!
The good thing is that we can use this exact same characteristic of the subconscious mind to “travel” to the future (the ideal future we want for us) and see in retrospective how satisfice we are once we have achieved whatever we want to achieve.
Since our subconscious mind doesn’t recognize the difference between the past, the present, or the future, and doesn’t recognize the difference between the reality and a fantasy, we are going to be living in our subconscious mind this new “reality” of ourselves.
This is tremendously powerful!
Because our subconscious mind is going to help us to be congruent once again. What it means, we are going to close the gap between our current reality and our “new reality” that only exists in our mind.
Visualizing ourselves achieving our goals and dreams, make it possible for us, make it achievable, and make it real.
As once Jenrry Ford said: “if you think you can or think you can’t, you are right!”
I strongly recommend to read the excellent post of my dear friend and mentor, Shelby Nolan: “Visualization vs Daydreaming”. This is the link to her blog: http://www.shelbynolan.com/visualization-vs-daydreaming/
In the meantime, keep dreaming, keep daring, and keep using correctly the enormous potential of our subconscious mind. Travel to your better future and visualize yourself achieving the live you deserve.
And remember, as our great president Abraham Lincoln once said: “the best way to predict the future is to create it!”