Wednesday 10 June 2020

Overcoming the Fear of Commitment (Day 12)

Attracted to things Feeding Something in Me
Contrary to our belief that we are rational beings (people who live from or by their conscious mind), we are merciless slaves to that which has been pre-programmed in our subconscious mind.
"Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; nothing controls you except your beliefs." — Marianne Williamson.
Our subconscious mind, not our conscious mind, drives, and controls the majority of our life. The way these two propel our lives is analogous to how long-haul flights operate today. Sam Bray, a Monarch pilot, told Telegraph Travel in 2015, “On a regular flight the autopilot does around 90 percent of the flying.”

Our subconscious mind is fully in control when we are asleep but only controls about 46% of our awake time. The autopilot is analogous to our subconscious mind, while the pilot is analogous to our conscious mind.

Unlike in the flight, where the change is planned and deliberate, the switch between our conscious and subconscious minds is not necessarily planned or deliberate. The switch takes place by nature, automatically, achieving a similar purpose as that on the flights.

For the flights, the plane is flown, and also can be landed, by the autopilot system using data inputted into its brainbox. The subconscious mind takes its input from our conscious mind, interprets it based on its existing bias, that is, its overriding conditioning (belief system, habits, experiences, etc.), and goes to work in achieving the end goal.

The reasons for and benefits of the subconscious mind are analogous to those of the autopilot. The stated reasons and benefits of the autopilot include,
"Primarily, they help keep the crew from getting tired, leaving them free to alter the flight plan, scout for traffic, and monitor the plane’s other systems (like hydraulics and air pressurization). Autopilots also improve fuel efficiency and passenger comfort, since the adjustments made by an autopilot are more subtle and accurate than those made by hand."
In the same token, nature has structured the subconscious mind to coordinate the body system's internal functioning. While it stands ever ready to relieve the conscious mind on habitual functions, the modes of which are pre-recorded in it. Whereas the conscious mind cannot truly multitask, the subconscious mind is a master at the game of multitasking.

The challenges involved with living on the earth require being able to process a multiplicity of data (information, vibes, promptings, etc.), hitting one from a multiplicity of directions and sources all at the same time. Our subconscious mind is the answer. It is God's design to meet up with the varied demands of life and remain sane and healthy. 

When our mind is allowed to work as designed, we can achieve much more in a sustainable, life-giving, and healthy manner. When we don't allow the mind to work as designed, the challenge for us is that we end up doing a lot of things designed to be done offline (i.e., off the critical path), with our subconscious mind online.

That is with our conscious mind, thereby overworking it and keeping it from focusing on its main functions. We give to our conscious mind a load it is not meant to bear. It becomes derelict, and one of the effects is an exposure of our subconscious mind to loads that are not expected to get to it.

We are simply living life out of order. No wonder we are all so stressed out. No wonder there is a prevalence of mental illness in our world today. We can do better.

We don't have to work like an elephant and eat like ants. We can do better. We can work in order. We can work by design. We can work as designed. We can move mountains. We can be the unstoppable Invictus beings we're created to be.

So, what are we waiting for?

Takeaways: (for your journal, and possible sharing in the comments section)
1. What are some of your personal beliefs about life? Name any five (5).
2. What are your personal beliefs about relationships?
3. Do you know where these beliefs come from?
4. How have they worked for you so far?
5. Do you want to keep them, change them, or tweak them?

© 2020 Akin Akinbodunse

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