You are probably familiar with how the subconscious mind sometimes sets out to sabotage the conscious mind. This is not to say that you have a split personality, but the subconscious does play a role in the human mind.
A long time ago, the subconscious mind could have been responsible for your safety. The fight or flight syndrome where you were faced with imminent danger required you to make a decision on whether to stay or to flee.
However, today, through research, study, and best-selling books we know that the subconscious mind may overact every now and again. The subconscious mind is made of perceptions of events and occurrences from the past. It is the only thing we have to rely on to make current and future choices.
However, living in the conscious mind is where you are truly awake. The subconscious is made up of events and stories from the past while the conscious mind is completely present to the moment. Here are a few good tips on how to stay and live in that conscious mind.
Live in the Moment
How many times have you found yourself thinking about an altercation that occurred yesterday while switching over to worrying about something next week? When you live in the moment, whether you are driving your teen somewhere or washing a dish, you are truly present to the conscious mind.
If you are driving with your teen, for example, be present to him or her. Notice the way her hair falls or how he has a little bit of a crooked smile when he grins. Be present to the person right in front of you in the moment. If you are washing dishes, feel the warmth of the water, smell the scent of the soap.
Take on Meditating
If you really want to program your conscious mind, take on the art of meditation. Meditating will help you differentiate between the subconscious and the conscious mind and you will learn about the different levels of brain waves such as alpha and beta. You will learn where you will have more control of your conscious mind, as well.
Make a Choice
No matter what, you always have a choice as to how you feel and you also have a choice as to how long to feel that certain way. You can choose to look at an ending as a new beginning and a closed door as an open window. Choosing your own thoughts is a great way to program your conscious mind.