This article was first published on the 24th of July, 2020 by Patrick Carpen.Last updated: July 24, 2020 at 19:04 pm
How often has someone said, “I promised myself not to forget and yet I forgot it!” It can be anything from your money, your purse, your wallet, your umbrella or something you needed to purchase for the kitchen.
Our minds are divided into two parts: the conscious mind and the subconscious. The conscious mind only carry information that is needed to survive in the present time, but the subconscious mind knows and “remembers” everything. The conscious mind draws information from the subconscious mind when needed and discards it when the circumstances no longer need it.
Being able to communicate with your subconscious mind makes you a much more powerful person. That is because you can draw from the huge reservoir of knowledge which is your subconscious mind, at will.
The subconscious uses thoughts of the conscious mind as instructions. For example, if you see a hammer, the subconscious mind sends up information related to the hammer to the conscious mind. The subconscious mind also interprets words you speak as instructions. If you say, “I’m not going to forget,” the keyword is “forget.” That is why people often say, “I told myself not to forget and yet I forgot it!” Next time, instead of saying, “I’m not going to forget,” say “I’m definitely going to remember.”
From the book, “How to Be a Better You.” by Patrick Carpen.