What is the difference between the conscious and subconscious mind? The subconscious mind is like an endless pit of knowledge, thoughts and ideas. It stores all the information we receive on a daily basis; from simple daily tasks such as tying shoelaces to complex concepts such as Quantum Physics. Our brain registers what’s happening around us is through our senses, taking in information via our eyes, ears, touch and smell.


The conscious mind is the part of our mind that allows us to have a say in what we do. It’s also responsible for what we think and how we feel. For example, consciously deciding what time you’re going to wake up in the morning shows how much power you have over your day. Therefore, choosing what thoughts you’re going to think or not think sets limits on what can be experienced.


Your subconscious mind stores and retrieves data and it’s designed to ensure that you respond exactly as programmed. This means, in your subconscious mind, everything you say and do, from the way you speak to the way you act fits a pattern consistent with your self-concept.


The conscious mind is where our personal narrative and ego reside.


Firstly, the conscious mind is where our personal narrative and ego reside. It’s where our desires come from. Secondly, it represents logic, order, awareness and reason. The conscious mind is what sets us apart from other creatures on this Earth. It’s what makes us human beings. It’s the part of your mind that says “hey, I think that was a nice thing you did back there.”


The subconscious mind is the deep reservoir that gives us greater power than we can imagine. The subconscious mind plays a part in making our dreams come true, it’s what gets you up every morning to go to work; it’s how you remember things like names and phone numbers; your conditioned responses are part of this wonderful process too.


And, your subconscious mind is quick AF. While your conscious mind processes 40 bits of information per second, your subconscious mind processes 40 million bits of information per second.


Wild, I know.


Our conscious mind is more about what we do with our free time, such as reading, watching TV and spending time with family. Conscious thinking takes a lot of effort, where it requires your full attention for you to handle the task efficiently. The subconscious mind is what allows you to walk around without thinking about every step you take.


The mind is a powerful thing. In other words, we are able to do so much with it, and yet we don’t always know how the brain works or what influences our thoughts. The conscious mind and the subconscious mind work together in a brilliant way to give us what we want in life.


Above all, the more you understand how the conscious and subconscious minds work together to make decisions, the more empowered you will feel. Lucia N03 Light Meditation is a great way to close the gap between these two forces. Meditation can show you how to focus on what you want instead of what doesn’t serve you.


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