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Mind Secret: Know Your Mind

Updated on December 4, 2012

Our Mind and its Secret

What is the Secret of our Mind, How is it organized? Is it possible to know our Mind better and to use it to our own advantage?

If we see our Mind as a cake now I'm going to show you how it works and how it's organized, piece by piece.

Know Your Mind

Conscious mind: the part that at any given moment we are aware of. Thoughts, reasonings, sensations, feelings.... It's what we usually call Mind.

Subconscious mind: what we are not usually aware of. Deals mainly with our body, instincts, memories, automatic response to stimuli... Mainly it deals with our Body.

Unconscious mind: this is sometimes called our Higher Self. Usually we can't access this part of our mind. Let's call it our Spirit.

Putting aside the Unconscious we have two parts of our mind with which we can deal with. But I've found it better to divide them more as follows:


Dark Conscious

Higher Subconscious

Inner Subconscious

The four pieces

Let's start from the beginning:

Conscious: this is what we are aware of at any given moment. I'm aware that I'm writing this article, you are aware that you are reading it, making decision about its value and so on. Its range of knowledge can shift as we move our attention: as an example if I ask you if you are sitting comfortable then you immediately become aware of your position, moving it from the subconscious part to the conscious one. The key word here is Attention.

Dark Conscious: this is the dark part of our mind. The place where negative thoughts live and remain alive. Thoughts like "I can't do that", or "That's dangerous", and so on. I identify it with that part of ourselves which remains, so to speak, a scared child. It's the part of our mind which prevents us most from achieving our goals. The key word here is Fear.

Higher Subconscious: This is were actions, concepts and thoughts from conscious mind get impressed in subconscious. They become learned Habits, either good or bad. All those things that we learn in life becoming second nature are here: riding a bicycle, driving a car, swimming... And some bad too like smoking, negative thinking habit, nail biting, hair pulling....This is where hypnosis, self-hypnosis, positive thinking, affirmations and all those mental techniques works. Basically substituting bad directives with good directives. The key word here is Habit.

Inner Subconscious: this is the hot part. This is were the professional come into play. Here is the button room of ourselves, where everything about our body is known, even if not consciously, and everything is directed and can be changed. When through hypnosis or affirmations you are able to increase your immune system here is where the instructions are sent to the right body part. When in a split second you are able to make a one meter jump to avoid a car which is hitting you here is where those commands to your muscles are given. When you are searching your mind for an information that's on the tip of your tongue here is where it's stored and retrieved.

Here whatever happened to you in your life is recorded and stored and can be, sometimes not so easily, retrieved. Here whatever happens inside, or around, your body is known and dealt with. Usually, but not always, with the only goal of surviving and remaining alive. This is a very powerful part of our mind, as in case of need it can give immediate instructions directly to muscles. This is what happens when you move so fast that after you're not even able to remember what happened, you just acted. Or when you decide not to breath with your conscious mind but at a certain point your body reacts and you are forced to breath.Here the key word is Command Center.

Summing up

How do they connect?

They are all part of the same cake, when we are awake our subconscious is at "rest", but always ready to take control if needed. Our conscious mind during sleep is at rest but if an emergency arises is ready to act immediately. Everything is changing and interchanging and mixed together. But there are some rules which can help to see how they are connected:

1. Mind rules body.
2. Body in certain occasions can overcome mind.
3. Subconscious is where our inner powers reside.
4. We can become aware of our inner powers and use them at will.
5. Conscious is needed to direct subconscious.
6. Conscious can give new instructions, either good or bad.
7. Once approved instructions becomes habits, automatically applied.
8. For new instructions to be approved conscious and subconscious must agree and work together.

That is:

To live better and use more our abilities we need to use our conscious mind to direct our subconscious which sometimes works on wrong instructions or is affected by bad habits while at the same time we need to take advance of our subconscious knowledge and powers. Listening to our inner voice, reducing the power of our scared dark conscious, substituting bad habits with good habits, using well our will power and demonstrating to our higher subconscious how to work better can give us a completely different wonderful life.

Or: We must use our Attention (Will Power) to reduce our Fear, establish good Habits and have access to our inner Command Center.

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    Darlene Yager 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Very interesting read. If only it were as easy to control the mind as it was to read about it here. :)

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    8 years ago

    The mind is most definitely a labyrinth with billions of cells. A computer to our very souls. I loved the way you so precisely put this together to make it such an interesting read. I enjoyed it very much. Bravo

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Thanks for spreading my articles Coolmon. And for such kindness. I'll do my best to exchange the favor. :)

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    8 years ago from Texas, USA

    I'm back again just letting you know i will tweet this article and others soon. Once again, I enjoyed reading this hub.

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Hi Coolmon, thanks for another kind comment. I'm happy you like so much my hubs, and the pictures. :)

    Have a wonderful day!

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    8 years ago from Texas, USA

    Good information, and I like the pictures you selected. Thank you for this article :)

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Thanks Support Med., with all your good comments you could add to your name also the prefix Hyp. Thanks you very much for taking all this time to comment on my hubs. I appreciate it very, very much.

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    Support Med. 

    8 years ago from Michigan

    The explanation of the parts of the mind are explained very well. You word your articles so that all who read will understand what they are reading. Many books about the mind can be 'mind-blogging'! Keep up the good work! Rated up!!

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Hi Dale, thanks for your kind words and for putting the link on your blog. I really appreciate it. Have a great day!

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    Dale Mazurek 

    8 years ago from Canada

    Once again more great knowledge brought out by a brilliant hubber.

    Writing my blog has forced me to read several hubs and I cant believe how much I have learned in such little time.

    This is another great hub and has deinetly earned a place on my blog.

    You can find the link to my blog on the bottom of my profile page



  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Thanks Duchess, I appreciate it very much. But if you like you can stumble it too. :):) I'm glad you like it.

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    Duchess OBlunt 

    8 years ago

    This is great, and as I was about to "Stumble it" when I saw that Rebecca has already done so. So, now I shall just rate it up there as well.

    Well done

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Thanks to you treasuresyw for coming and appreciating. I'm glad you like it. Have a great day!

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    8 years ago from Savannah, GA

    Very well put together. Thanks for sharing. Peace

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Hi Madison, thanks for your comment and rating. I'm glad you like it. I wasn't very satisfied with the usual definition and so I've tried to find a better one. :)

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    8 years ago from NYC

    Very very good hub. Great information, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. For some like myself, we tend to throw the word subconscious around with out fully understanding it. But, after reading this It certainly puts things into a more perspective for me. Thank you...Rate up!!!

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Hey Al, thanks. Your hubs express pretty well your search for improving, and they are pretty interesting and useful too. :)

    Grazie mille (Thank you very much). :) I'm happy you like it.

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    8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

    Ciao, H.

    I am fascinated by these types of hubs, as I am working daily on my betterment! I find this hub detailed, interesting and above all quite useful!

    Grazie mille, mio carissimo fratello. Questo hub mi piace moltissimo, davvero!

    Two thumbs up!

    warm regards and benedizione,

    il tuo fratello,


  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Hi Maita, as usual you're so kind with me. :)

    What do you mean by guilt?

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    8 years ago from US

    Hey hypno as usual you have laid them all in methodical order, and I fully understand it and thank you for the knowledge shared here, youre really a methodical and intelligent person, My conscious mind is telling me to think first and it ruled over my about guilt hypno? Thank you, Maita

  • hypnodude profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Italy

    Thanks Dream on, your comments are always much appreciated. It's nice that what I write is judged interesting. Well, not only nice, it's great. Thank you.

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    8 years ago

    I am truely lucky to be the first to comment on this hub.You have expained in good detail about things I should already know.Now I have read them and I will read them time to time to refresh my memory.What a great start on Christmas day.


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