The unconscious mind is a vast and powerful part of the human mind that is not readily accessible to conscious awareness. It is thought to process vast amounts of sensory and emotional information outside of conscious awareness and to play a role in shaping our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
The unconscious mind is often described as being non-verbal, meaning that it processes information in a way that is not reliant on linear language or verbal communication. Instead, it is thought to use symbols, images, and sensations to communicate and influence our conscious experience.
One of the key ways the unconscious mind is believed to impact our lives is through intuition, or the ability to make rapid and accurate decisions without conscious thought. The unconscious mind is thought to process information faster and more holistically than the conscious mind, allowing it to pick up on subtle cues and connections that are not immediately noticeable at a conscious level. This is the “No-mind” state of high level martial artists and religious monks.
In addition, the unconscious mind is considered a source of creativity and inspiration. Many artists and creative thinkers have reported that their best ideas come from a place of unconsciousness, or from a state of mind that is not consciously directed.
A brief outline of some of the properties of the Unconscious mind are:-
Survival: The unconscious mind’s primary objective is to keep the individual safe and secure. It runs and preserves the body and physiology from fight/flight to cellular regeneration.
Communication: The unconscious mind is constantly communicating through body language, tonality, and unconscious gestures.
Efficiency: The unconscious mind seeks to simplify and streamline its processes to conserve energy and avoid “cognitive overload” or too much information.
Habit: The unconscious mind operates through patterns and habits, creating automatic responses to certain stimuli. It requires repetition to install a habit.
Emotion: The unconscious mind is influenced by emotions, and these emotions can impact decision-making and behavior.
Memory: The Unconscious stores, organizes and processes memory to allow access. Unpleasant memories with unresolved negative experiences are often repressed for protection and are often resolved at a later date.
Intuition: Unlike the Conscious mind which is limited to processing 50 bits of information per second, the Unconscious responds intuitively and is able to process an incredible 11million bits per second.
The Unconscious mind processes sensory information as an integrated unit, is symbolic and non-verbal. It is the Very source of Intuition, Creativity and Inspiration. It allows us to contact something greater than ourself.
Please, learn to cherish it.