The Human Mind
The human mind is the most incredible computer it would be possible to imagine. Yet no one knows where it is! Scientists have made detailed studies of the brain, but have been unable to locate where the mind is.
Our brain is composed of some 14 trillion brain cells! A very few people are making use of perhaps 10% of their mental capability. Most of us are probably using nearer 1%. So the potential we have 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!
If 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 problem when we go to bed. In the morning the answer will suddenly pop into our heads.
Admittedly, it doesn’t always work exactly the way we want it to. Yet our brain is perfect – it remembers and files away everything. Sometimes, though, our recall is faulty. When something is “on the tip of the tongue” our brain is not working as well as we would like it to. The best way to handle this is to temporarily ‘forget’ what we are trying to remember and soon it will come back to us whilst we are thinking about something completely different. If you are constantly absent-minded, it would pay to take a memory training course.
There is a third part of our mind also. This is the Super-Conscious mind. Hardly anything is known about it, but this is where everything really important happens. Ideas come from here. So does creativity – and ESP. 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 when doing whatever it is they do. Sometimes these people feel totally inspired. 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 is part – it has all come 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 use it many, many times. Say, for instance, that you have a major problem 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 problem. 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 problem of this sort, tell your Sub-Conscious mind about it and say that you need an answer by a certain time. Overnight is fine, but 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 problem.