Deep Thought – Subconscious is Your Guide

Your Subconscious Mind Guides You Into Deep Thought Processes

Your subconscious mind, which we later will call your deep thought mind, is designed to be your guide. That deep thought mind is best suited because:

  • It knows you better than you know you
  • It is hypersensitive to things beyond our senses.

That hypersensitivity is important, but comes with some challenges that we will address later. The benefit of the hypersensitivity is that it picks up things that your senses will miss. Things that are vital for your long term success. Things that can be distorted by your senses.

I call this the deep thought mind because it isn’t as simple as falling asleep and suddenly waking with the perfect answer. Your subconscious alerts you to things, relationships, connections and associations that your senses may not notice. It functions at a much deeper level than the physical realm. But to tap into the reservoir requires that we pay careful attention to it guidance.  We have to consider the value it brings. We have to take the time to think on its signals. We have to concentrate at that level rather than at the physical level. In other words, we are receiving the signals of the subconscious mind and taking them to a deep thought place. 

Your Subconscious Mind Is Looking Out For Two Things

Your hypersensitive subconscious mind wants two things for you…

  • It is looking out for your best long term interest. When deep thought is possible and
  • It is looking out for the best interest of others.

Those two things must be congruent with your actions for things to work for you. Otherwise things are working against you and you won’t be able to figure out why. If your wants aren’t going to be in your best long term interest then your subconscious mind will attempt to sabotage your efforts.

You may struggle focusing on necessary tasks. Perhaps your thoughts wander and you can’t properly concentrate. You could be losing emotional energy. Whatever it is, your subconscious mind is alerting you that things are not quite right. Your wants and your interests are not in alignment.

Why Your Deep Thought Mind Is Your Best Guide

Look carefully at the image below. The visual clearly depicts what is going on in us all of the time. We have our wants and desires. Those are greatly influenced by our experiences. Our experiences are picking up things by our senses. What we see, hear, smell, taste and touch all contribute to our experiences and help to formulate our wants and desires. But underlying all of that and overlapping it all is the deep thought mind. It knows us better than we know ourselves.

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What you want must be in alignment with who you are. Your deep thought process is taking your experiences and filtering them by your subconscious mind.

Your experiences will alter your wants. You hear a marketing pitch. You see a beautiful home or a salesperson makes you an amazing offer. Then you hear a political commentary. All of those things are designed to influence your wants and desires. It doesn’t mean they are all for you. Your subconscious mind is, at the same time, hearing different things.

I was working with a man a year ago on a project. The project was totally in my wheelhouse. This was in complete alignment with my skillset. I kept telling myself, “I was made for this.” There was just one problem. Everytime we spoke I finished the meeting drained. I was shut down. My creativity and imagination were gone. Emotionally I could no longer function. Something was wrong.

It wasn’t that I felt inferior around him. I wasn’t intimidated in any way. In fact I had a superior skillset for the task. Yet my subconscious mind was sending me signals that I was picking up, but not sure why. So I decided I need to pay better attention during our next meeting. Then I heard it. He would say, “It’s like taking candy from a baby.” When he said that I shut down. I lost my edge. My subconscious was putting the brakes on the project. I needed to pay attention.

I heard the words with my senses. He had said them several times over the time we were together. I needed my deep thought mind to interpret those words for me. This relationship wasn’t going to be in my best long term interest regardless of the financial gain it might represent. This relationship was beginning with the goal of taking advantage of other people and that’s not who I am. Time for me to exit.

Nurturing Your Deep Thought Mind

You always get more of what you reward. Rewarding your subconscious by paying attention and acting on the signals it’s giving you develops powerful habits. Develop the habit of paying attention to your subconscious so that you are capable of deep thought.

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Like any habit you start with the easiest things first. You work your way up from there. You begin with the things you can control to get micro victories to use as stepping stones to great achievements

Here is a good start:  

  • Quiet the noise around you. Begin by limiting the input your senses are experiencing. Shut down news input. You don’t need to hear the same story over and over. The results of Saturday’s football game may be getting too much of your attention for you to think deeply.
  • Pay careful attention to the signals you are getting from your subconscious. What are you feeling in this conversation? What happens to you after an encounter? Are you more creative or less? Do you feel empowered or drained?
  • Think after those things rather than the details. You’re going to get the details. You were made to do the details. Pay attention to the things that you’re being “told” while you’re getting the details.
  • Reward the signals. You will get more of what you reward. By thinking on the signals. By paying careful attention to how you feel and what is happening to you, you are rewarding your subconscious. You’re telling your subconscious; “Thank you. I appreciate you telling me that. I need your help and I’m going to act on your instruction.”

If you will begin here, you’re developing a powerful habit. Soon you’ll be thinking at a level far deeper than where you began. Soon you’ll be experiencing the flow state on a regular basis.

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Learning to Say No!

Learning To Say No As Part Of Better Self-Care

Say No…there are too many nice people in the world today or so it might seem, with the number of yes folks you run into on a daily basis. However, what about the lesser heard evil sibling, the word NO?

 

As a child, you were raised to be considerate to others. You’re supposed to accommodate them as much as possible.

How do you know exactly when enough is enough? And more importantly, are you saying no to yourself by saying yes to others every time? Chances are that is exactly what you are doing, even if only subliminally.

Wondering when is the time for you to use your no’s successfully? We’ve got you covered!

Piling On Stress

Not being able to say no can greatly contribute to high stress and real quick! Doing too much feelings of overwhelm cause and add to chronic stress, and people who can not say no are usually the first to fall victim.

It is important to understand your own boundaries and limitations, and while helping others is important, you have to take care of yourself.

This means sometimes saying no to friends and family, in order to maintain an optimal level of health and wellness for yourself.

Feelings Of Obligation

This is by far the most common cause of animosity between individuals.  We’re basically forced to say yes whether or not we want to. Maybe the person asking did a major favor for you in life, maybe it is a family member.

You feel a sense of obligation to always be on beck and call for whatever that person requests of you, but you need to ask yourself when is my bill paid in full? – will you continue to feel a forced sense of obligation forever?

This constant obligatory situation builds resentment, and resentment can literally make you physically ill!

You need to let them know you have to put yourself first, by doing what you need to do. If an issue arises, it may be best to sever ties and remove a toxic person from your life.

Weekday Partying

We sincerely hope you are not one of those weekday party animals! Though we fully understand the need to unwind after a tiring week’s work, there is absolutely no justification for staying out late and drinking on a weekday when you have responsibilities to meet the next morning! It is more than likely the result of friends asking or guilting you out even though you’re better sense says no.

You’re not doing yourself any favors as you will be tired the following day. Perhaps even hungover and miserable. Saying yes to that, is saying no to your well-being.

Enabling Bad Behavior

It has happened to all of us before, from a kid asking for something, hearing no and slowly breaking you down, to much worse influences on your life.

From friends begging you to help them get to the airport, to unnecessary spending, while it may seem ok or insignificant at the time, it enables bad behavior and disrespect over the long haul.

It needs to stay that way when you say no. You will gain infinite respect for having unbendable beliefs. You’ll be looked at as a pillar of strength.

Not Speaking Up

There have undoubtedly been numerous times when you sit quietly while something (or someone) boils your blood to the point of an eruption, yet you show no outward emotions. This can range from a boss berating you in the office, a bully, or a random stranger who finds it appropriate to assert their dominance over you.

By allowing it, you are doing just that, rolling over and assuming the fetal position. Open your mouth, demand your respect and speak for what you believe in.

Conclusion

We live under the illusion that things must be ok all the time. You need to look after yourself before you look after anyone else after all, lead by example!

Postscript

Just as I was completing the final edits of this article I was put to the test. You see, I have trouble saying no as well. I was completing the banner (the last thing I do before I publish) when I got a message. A friend asked me if I could do something for them. I normal would have simply said yes. Then made the necessary adjustments to my schedule (insert burning a few more hours after midnight). Not this time! I explained that I had work that needed to be done. I had clients that were counting on me to do my job. The victory…I felt empowered, not guilty.

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