Have you ever thought that your subconscious is trying to tell you something?

We’re all fighting uphill battles everyday, which is one thing we definitely share with each other. Our problems may be different, but we’re all basically going through the same motions, so to speak. What’s worse, however, is the self-sabotaging that we do to ourselves.

Instead of giving ourselves the breaks we need, we attack ourselves. We screw with ourselves and punish ourselves. Throughout all of this self-wreckage, our subconscious mind is trying to level with us. It’s trying to help us understand the importance of valuing ourselves.

So keep reading to find out what your subconscious mind wants you to know, based on the way you keep self-sabotaging yourself.

Worst enemy

Sometimes, we’re our own worst enemy. Instead of having people on the outside trying to sabotage us, we do it ourselves. Thanks to Thought Catalog, there is now a comprehensive way to best address this issue, looking through our subconscious minds to discover its best recommendations with helping ourselves out.

The negative return

It’s safe to say that quite a few of us have been in crappy relationships. What’s also true is that plenty of us have a tendency to return to people after breaking up who we know aren’t good for us. We remember the good times, but never the bad times, and as a result, we end up suffering.

The answer

Your subconscious mind wants you to realize that this is not a good move for you. If you enjoy being with someone who hurts you, then maybe this is rooted in something much more serious. Maybe you feel like you need to punish yourself with these people, even though you never actually did anything wrong.

The committing type

When we embark on relationships, it’s important that we find people are eager to commit, or at least willing to commit. However, if you keep finding yourself being attracted to people are unable or unwilling to commit, then you may want to ask yourself why you’re doing this to yourself.

Broken people

You tend to bring people into your life who are too broken to truly commit, and you do this because you think you are broken as well. The truth is, your subconscious wants you to know that this isn’t the case. You’re not too broken. You may be intimidated or afraid, but you’re not too broken.

Unhappiness

There’s nothing abnormal about feeling unhappy. It happens to the best of us, and even though it hurts, it’s OK. However, if you keep insisting that you’re unhappy, even though nothing is wrong, then there are underlying issues that you need to confront, and your subconscious mind is here to help.

From within

The biggest problem here is that you’re likely hoping that an outside source will play some role and help you out. You’re expecting change to come to you, when in reality, it doesn’t work like that. You need to take an active role in bettering yourself, and realizing that you have the ability to change your own mind and sense of purpose.

Pushing

The last thing you want to do is push people away in your life, especially when they’re positive elements in your life. If you realize that this is something you do, then it’s obvious that you’re sabotaging yourself. You need to listen to your subconscious and do what’s really going to benefit you.

Loss

You want love and connections, but you’re so afraid of the concept of loss, that you don’t even bother accepting positive connections in your life. You feel safer pushing people away, but this is such an unhealthy way to live. You will run into issues where you lose people, but it won’t be everyone. Not everyone will leave you.

Strange assumptions

It’s like swallowing a poisonous capsule when you convince yourself of something that isn’t even true. We do this to ourselves all the time, and we end up making situations so much more worse than they need to be. You think something, assume it’s true and then never accept that the truth is actually buried away elsewhere.

Belief

You have too much doubt in people. You’re afraid that people are out to get you, and you figure that you must be the only one with the right answers. As a result, you end up stressing yourself out over nothing. You put sink yourself into a pit of despair, even though the pit is completely unnecessary and only there because you put it there.

Crappy eating habits

We all know that bad food is bad for us, and we know exactly what those bad foods are… no matter how much we may try to convince ourselves otherwise. If you don’t want to eat poorly, but you’re doing it anyway, then there’s an underlying problem that your subconscious really wants you to recognize.

Stress eating

Honestly, you may just be incredibly stressed and overworked. People say that they turn to comfort foods when they’re stressed or depressed, and that’s because comfort foods are real. You may just need to give yourself a break every now and then.

Moving forward

If you want to move forward in life, you’ve got to put in the appropriate work. However, if you refuse to do that, then you’re only hurting yourself. You’re denying yourself opportunities that could move you forward, into a more comfortable area in life. Not doing these things will only make you feel stuck and incapable.

What we want

If this is something you can relate to, then it’s most likely happening because you’re on a path that you’re not entirely confident with. Maybe you don’t want what you think you want. Maybe you need to do some more digging. Maybe you need to find your true love.

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How can we reprogram the subconscious mind? A Hindu Priest shares some great insights.

The subconscious mind is akin to that unseen portion of an iceberg which remains underwater. Some believe that up to 95% of our mental activity takes place in the subconscious, just below our conscious awareness. This ‘underwater’ portion of the mind is never inactive, though, as it continues to collect and process information even when we are asleep.

According to the Freudian model of the unconscious, the contents of the subregions of the mind are the primary guiding influence on a person’s behavior, habits and urges. And in his study of the psyche, revered psychoanalyst Carl Jung relates the importance of paying attention to what is going on in the lower parts of the mind, saying, “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

Freudian model of the subconscious mind

While this model may be debatable to some scientists, sages and those devoted to personal development have long known that these regions of the mind are programmable with conscious intention, a process which can be achieved with affirmation and mantra.

As a spiritual tool, monks of the eastern traditions have been using mantras since time immemorial, most recognizably along with prayer beads. The value of this type of meditation is well-understood by practitioners, although, difficult to quantify. It offers a simple but powerful means of creating the emergence of desired positive outcomes in personality, habits, beliefs and emotions.

“Mantra is really just a specialized grouping of sounds and vibrations which positively affect the mental and physiological planes. The effects of sound on the brain have been demonstrated in Electro Encephala Graph (EEG) charts as well as by documented physical changes (skin temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate among them). While we may consciously want to remove certain thought patterns, they can be difficult to dislodge because they are formed at subconscious levels. This is where mantra can be very effective.” ~Christina Sarich

Speaking on how this process works, Hindu priest and international speaker Dandapāni explains how mantras are similar to affirmations in how they work to reprogram the subconscious mind. In an interview with Brian Rose of London Real, Dandapāni answers the question of why the simple concentrated repetition of sound can so powerfully brings about positive changes in personal behavior.

“You can say they are prayer beads, but they’re actually more like affirmation or mantra beads. So, we use these to actually program our subconscious. So as we chant on each bead, we chant an affirmation. I am happy, or I’m confident. And we repeat the same chant over and over again, and there are 108 beads… one chant over and over again.”

There is more to it than just saying a phrase 108 times, however, and as he explains, three ingredients are necessary: “Concise choice of positive words, clear visualization, and a corresponding feeling.”

The process of visualization is extremely important in clarifying for the mind the precise object in focus. If you were to chant, ‘I love apples,’ the brain would become confused by the word apple, however, unless a very clear picture of the apple is presented along with the mantra.

Regarding a corresponding feeling, he explains how feeling is emotion and emotion is energy, quoting the late Nikola Tesla.

“He [Tesla] had this beautiful saying which kind of encapsulates Hindu philosophy really well. He said that, ‘to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.’ Everything is made up of energy that’s vibrating at its own frequency. What we believe is that if your subconscious is filled with patterns that are vibrating at a certain frequency… and if you can go into your subconscious and create a pattern, infuse it with energy that’s vibrating at a certain frequency, you can attract things of a similar nature to it.”

The combined effect of intentionally applying sound, visualization and emotion to create positive change can override the contents of the subconscious mind. He elaborates further in the video below:

 

Original source: Waking Times

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Carl Jung was a profound psychologist and a deep philosophical thinker who explored all aspects of the self.

As you will see in the quotes below, Jung clearly believed that we are spiritual beings and that the complete spiritual relationship with ourselves contributes to a deeper understanding of who we are.

For some, this view translates into a religion – the search for relief in the existence of something superior to us, but, this is not the only form of spirituality, nor does it really help to reach the core of who we are (or, alternatively, who we are not).

Carl Jung was one of the most important creators of modern psychology, of depth, which attempts to facilitate a discussion with the unconscious powers within us. He contributed many ideas, which continue to prevail in contemporary theory: archetype, dream interpretation, persona, anima and animus and many more concepts.

He deeply appreciated creativity and believed that spirituality is a central part of the human journey.

25 profound Carl Jung quotes that will help you understand yourself on a deeper level

1. “Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.”

2. “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.

3. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

4. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

5. “We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”

6. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

7. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

8. “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.

9. “Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings. In fact… Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health, personal growth, individuation and self-actualisation.”

10. “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”

11. “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”

12. “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”

13. “What you resist, persists.”

14. “Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”

15. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”

16. “We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.”

17. “Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.”

18. “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”

19. “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

20. “A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego.”

21. “Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.”

22. “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”

23. “If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.”

24. “If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.”

25. “Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.”

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Subliminal cues can reverse age stereotypes and increase your strength.

Two recent studies on subliminal messages have found that subconscious visual cues can improve athletic performance and reduce negative age stereotypes of physical ability. The latest research shows that subliminal messages have the power to fortify your inner strength and boost self-confidence on and off the court.

Subliminal visual cues are words, pictures or symbols that are unidentifiable to your conscious awareness. Subliminal stimuli happens so quickly that it is literally “below the threshold” of your conscious mind.

Visual stimuli that is flashed for just a few milliseconds can be absorbed at a subconscious level before your conscious mind has time to interpret the incoming visual stimuli. The effect of subliminal messages can be positive or negative depending on the content of the messages being flashed before your eyes.

A Brief History of Subliminal Messaging

The concept of subliminal messaging took hold in the public consciousness after the 1957 publication of a book titled The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard. In his book, Packard introduces the idea of subconscious messaging that advertisers could use to influence consumers.

In the summer of 1957, James Vicary conducted an experiment on subliminal visual cues during screenings of the film Picnic. Every five seconds, Vicary flashed words like “Drink Coca-Cola” and “Hungry? Eat Popcorn!” for 1/3000th of a second—which is below the threshold of conscious perception. Vicary claimed that displaying these subliminal suggestions increased Coca-Cola sales by 18.1% and caused a 57.8% jump in popcorn sales.

Although the results of his study were dubious, in January of 1974, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) banned subliminal advertising from radio and television broadcasting.

The official announcement by the FCC admitted that—even though they weren’t 100% convinced that subliminal techniques were effective—they stated, “whether effective or not, they were contrary to the public interest, and that any station employing subliminal messages risked losing its broadcast license.”

The two most recent studies on subliminal messaging show that subliminal visual cues do, in fact, have an effect on physical function, endurance, and inner strength.

Subliminal Visual Cues Can Renew a Youthful Sense of Self

The first recent study on the power of subliminal messaging was conducted at Yale University. The researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found that older individuals who were subliminally exposed to positive visual cues and stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that lasted for several weeks.

The October 2014 study, “Subliminal Strengthening: Improving Older Individuals, Physical Function Over Time With an Implicit-Age-Stereotype Intervention,” was published in the journal Psychological Science.

For this study, the researchers used a unique method to examine whether exposure to positive age stereotypes could weaken negative age stereotypes and lead to more vitality and healthier outcomes.

Some of the participants were subjected to positive age stereotypes on a computer screen that flashed words such as “spry” and “creative” at speeds that were too fast to be picked up consciously. This is the first time that researchers have looked at whether positive age stereotypes, presented subliminally across multiple sessions in the community, might lead to improved outcomes.

In a press release, lead researcher Becca Levy PhD, associate professor and director of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Yale said, “The challenge we had in this study was to enable the participants to overcome the negative age stereotypes which they acquire from society, as in everyday conversations and television comedies. The study’s successful outcome suggests the potential of directing subliminal processes toward the enhancement of physical function.”

During the experiment, positive age stereotypes and positive self-perceptions of aging were strengthened, and negative age stereotypes and negative self-perceptions of aging were weakened.

The researchers found that the subliminal intervention influenced physical function through a chain reaction of positive effects: First it strengthened the subjects’ positive age stereotypes, which then strengthened their positive self-perceptions, which then improved their physical function.

The improvement in these outcomes continued for three weeks after the last intervention session. Most importantly, negative age stereotypes and negative self-perceptions of aging were weakened.

On a cautionary note, the negative age stereotypes and subliminal messages that each of us absorb non-consciously every day through advertising and other streams of media can lead to lower self-esteem. If left unchecked, this can create a snowball effect and downward spiral that saps your inner strength and self-confidence.

Subliminal Messages Can Reduce Perceptions of Effort and Increase Endurance

The second study was conducted by Professor Samuele Marcora at the University of Kent in collaboration with colleagues at Bangor University. In this experiment the researchers flashed subliminal cues, such as action-related words or happy vs. sad faces on a digital screen while endurance athletes were exercising on a stationary bicycle.

Their December 2014 study, “Non-Conscious Visual Cues Related to Affect and Action Alter Perception of Effort and Endurance Performance,” was published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

The subliminal words and faces appeared on a digital screen for less than 0.02 seconds and were masked by other visual stimuli making them unidentifiable to the participant’s conscious mind. When the athletes were presented with positive visual cues like “go” and “energy” or were shown happy faces they were able to exercise significantly longer compared to those who were shown sad faces or words linked to inaction.

Related: Keep Running – How the Brain Can Be Manipulated

This research is the first to demonstrate that subliminal visual cues can impact athletic performance. Additionally, the researchers found that the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) can be affected, for better or worse, by subliminal cues when you exercise.

Professor Marcora is currently exploring ways in which this research could open up new possibilities for athletes to improve their performance by using technology, such as ‘smart glasses’, to provide positive subliminal cues during training and competition.

Conclusion: Self-Perceptions Can Be Anything You Imagine Them to Be

I learned about the power of subliminal messaging through trial-and-error as an ultra-endurance athlete out in the field. I’ve written extensively about how-to use positive subliminal messaging to improve performance in The Athlete’s Way. It’s exciting to see scientists proving the benefits of non-conscious visual cues—on and off the court—for people from all walks of life through empirical research.

Related: Subliminal Messages – How They Work and How They Affect Us

This article was originally published on Psychology Today.

About the author

Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist. Follow him on Twitter for updates on The Athlete’s Way blog posts.

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Our thoughts manifest everything we experience.

Every person is what is because of the thoughts that dominate him, in which he allows to occupy his intellect.

He encourages these thoughts with sympathy and mixes them with one or more of his senses. These thoughts are the driving force that directs and controls each move, action, and physical results

The thoughts he makes, reinforced by the emotions that dominate from the moment they are born, create a “magnetic” force that causes and attracts other similar thoughts.

These thoughts are installed in the mind, through repetition, and in turn, they guide the mind from the subconscious into action, for their manifestation.

Everyone can “cheat” their subconscious by giving it instructions with their dominant thoughts (positive ones for those who want success, of course), so it will execute their commands, leading them to the achievement of the goal they have set.

The subconscious finds unexpected ways to overcome obstacles that appear along the way, with an inspiration and power that the unsuspecting person never imagined of having.

And yet it was there, latent, waiting for activation with the power of autosuggestion and the initial impulse and expectation to transform it into passion, fiery desire and finally, action, to achieve its equivalent material, its goal.

The natural law of autosuggestion, through which any person can reach high achievements that surpass any imagination, is described in a few words with the following poem:

“If you think they beat you, they have already beat you.
If you think you do not dare, you will never dare.
If you want to win but you think you cannot, you will certainly not win.
If you think you will lose, you are already a loser, because nature teaches us that:
Success is rooting with Will.
The secret lies in everyone’s mental state.
If you think they surpassed you, you are surpassed.
You have to think high if you want to fly.
You have to be sure of yourself if you want your effort to be rewarded.
The battles of life, are not always wined by the strongest, or the fastest.
The one who sooner or later wins is the MAN WHO THINKS THAT HE CAN.”

Your thoughts manifest everything in your life. Both successes and failures are the products of your dominant thinking.

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