It is something not learned in high school. In fact, you have to go out of your way to study it in college. You can study the brain all you want, but, that is not what I am referring to when I say the mind. Your mind is not your brain yet whenever you ask someone what their mind looks like they describe a brain. The definition of the mind refers to the aspects of intellect and consciousness manifested as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination. So your mind is not your brain. The objective of this post is not to go into detail all aspects of the mind but rather to let you know a little better how yours works to create your life.
How your mind works.
You have a part of your mind called the conscious mind; this part is used for making decisions. You make the decision to everything you do with your body. You also make the decision to think the thoughts you think. Your conscious mind is like the gate keeper to your subconscious mind. It has the ability to accept or reject any information given to it. You can think the thoughts you want to think and you can use your imagination to feel the feelings you want to feel.
If you want to concentrate on any particular subject you have the ability to tune out any distractions that may lead you astray.
The subconscious mind is very different from the conscious mind. It has not the ability to accept or reject anything. It is just storage. It will store any information gathered by the conscious mind. And that is the key. Your subconscious can not store information if your conscious mind doesn't let it pass. All emotions linked to a specific smell, sound, touch, taste, and memory are in your subconscious mind. The compilations of all these memories create the habits that you do on a daily basis. When you are presented with new information you draw upon your subconscious to determine how to act based upon references from past behaviors. Whether or not it is the best thing to do, your subconscious does not care it is just giving you info from the past.
So the breakdown is like this:
The feelings you feel and the actions you take are all a direct result of what you have accepted in the past. What you accept is what you let through to your subconscious and it is then stored with all the other information therein.
This is the good part; you can reject any thing that does not sit well with you.
Any information that is negative can be cast away at will and you can begin to build up storage of only hopeful and positive information in your subconscious mind. Once you have this to draw on it will be reflected in your actions.
How would you act today if you only hade positive memories? I am guessing the sky is the limit. Leave the past where it is. If you have any memories that are bad and don't suit you, don't think about them. If they sneak up on you, immediately replace them with a happy one. You don't need that old negative baggage anyway. What is the point of going over it in your mind if you know that it will reflect on your actions? Remember, you cannot act in the past there is no work to do there. You can not act in the future because it is not here. You can only work in the now. Your actions will repeat themselves in the form of habits; and your actions come as a reference to what is in your subconscious. If you only repeat the positive thoughts then pretty soon that will be all that's left. And isn't that what every one is looking for? So begin now to only let in the good. Begin now to forget about the negative past.