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The Subconscious Focus…

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 45yrs • M •
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The Subconscious Focus…
Some things do not depend on the conscious aspect, but at other levels of consciousness.
We do not only feed and work with the conscious mind, but also the subconscious, and unconscious.
When you work with your thoughts, it is important to allow for things that no matter how much consciousness you put behind them they are not really affected. In these cases it is a matter for the other levels of consciousness.

The idea of working with other levels of consciousness, means with working elements that are traditionally related to these levels of consciousness.
The benefit of looking on this level, much like working on the level of consciousness, is improving faculties.
Things that you usually do subconsciously need to be worked with on that level, in order to improve your patterns of behaviour.

I should try and give an example here, as you probably understand the principle, but would benefit of seeing how it works…
Now, to begin you would assume some things at a given time are controlled by different states of the mind, conscious controls and other controls, for example subconscious controls.
In regards to those subconscious controls, you would need to work on that subconscious level, to keep the focus of consciousness relatively unaffected.
Your subconscious controls would regulate patterns of behaviour that are being controlled by the subconscious.

One situation may be you are running through the park. Whilst running through the park, you are mainly focussing on the path, moving your arms and legs, and partly breathing. All of which you may be focussing on consciously. At the same time though, your heart-beat is being regulated, your breathing being kept in check, and things like peripheral vision are being controlled. These things would be focussed on subconsciously.
Let's say that you've been running for a while, and you have got past the stage of needing to pay as close attention to things as you needed to during the beginning of the run. At this stage, you will still need to control your actions, however as you're very familiar with the changes you need to make, you need only very little of your attention to focus on these changes.
The changes are being made without a great amount of consciousness, and some you might expect to be made by the subconscious. These changes are simple, you may not even notice having payed real attention to them, they may be near automatic, they would not occupy the conscious mind enough to be memorable, etc.

Now, the effect is that you co-ordinate your activities keeping in mind that certain activities are controlled by consciousness and others by the subconscious, etc.
With the subconscious, you would think, act and feel slightly differently. The difference would be of a few noticeable differences, like the obviousness to mind, subtleness instead of great definition, and possibly things that are more internal (as external things tend to be more variable, and less familiar).

Questions I would ask would be…
- Does this ring true to you? And,
- Have I missed something in the description? As well as,
- Does this relate to anything else (that you can think of)?

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 32yrs • M •
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Most of this is very true, but some i really doubt it.



Im glad you described it though it gives me a clearer vision now.

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"The possiblities are endless to us humans and to the existence of life"
 49yrs • F •
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It's basically related to attention and perception. What at one time you may consciously percieve and attend to, at another time may be totally automatically unconsciously attended to. For example a new driver working really hard to consciously attend to every movement and workings of the car to a competent driver who practically drives to work asleep.

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""Each child holds the world in an open hand to mould it into any shape they choose.""
 32yrs • M •
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But this is only done because he is not used to the car and he has not driven it many times, as concluded to the professional driver that has been driving the car for many years to come, which comforts him and im guessing he is driving it without subconcious?

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"The possiblities are endless to us humans and to the existence of life"
 49yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Sorceress is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
No in fact the learner driver or new driver and the very experienced driver use very different kinds of memory to carry out their driving. The learner or new driver who is still in the process of putting all the different facets of driving together,, when to look in mirror, what gears to use, which peddles to use etc. is using working memory or short term memory and is in fact working much harder consciously to think about what to do. Once the driver has learnt how to drive and has been doing it competently for years he is now using a much different kind of memory to carry out the task of driving. Learning to do the task is declarative memory and once it is stored and the driver just does it subconsciously it is called procedural memory (using a completely different part of the brain to do the same job). With this type of procedural memory the driver can practically drive to work on auto pilot and not remember the journey at all.

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""Each child holds the world in an open hand to mould it into any shape they choose.""
The Subconscious Focus…
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