Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Mind

Psychologists say that our minds have three levels:

The conscious mind, the thoughts and memories that are part of our everyday thinking;
  • The subconscious mind, the storage center just below the level of our conscious mind that we can bring up into consciousness when needed; and
  • The unconscious mind, the things we have seen, heard or experienced which are stored in our brain but of which we have no conscious awareness.
The unconscious mind is the basement where our memories and emotions are buried alive. The burial process is called repression. We bury our unwanted feelings and memories, we stop even remembering them, and think they are gone but, they are not gone. They continue to influence our thinking and behavior.

Friends, what you do not know about yourself can hurt you. The only antidote is welcoming self-knowledge and allowing things we have repressed to resurface.

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