Subconscious and Unconscious Thoughts

Oct 2010
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The subconscious and the unconscious is much more powerful than you think. I find it amazing how anybody can dispute such thought processes. If you are not aware of how you think or feel, how can you make positive or negative judgements about your own actions and behaviors as well as any other person? For example, people may claim to not be racist yet their subconscious associations may indicate otherwise (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/12/AR2008101201873.html?sub=AR). Or people may claim that money or power doesn't matter to them yet rigorous experiments indicate otherwise (http://www.epjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/EP06603612.pdf). Or people may claim that physical attractiveness does't matter when getting a job yet I could have sworn that I learned it does matter in business management when I attended the university (http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/ORSP_Shahani-Denning_Spring03.pdf).

Here is the dictionary's definition of subconscious:
sub·con·scious [suhb-kon-shuhs] Show IPA
adjective
1.existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness: the subconscious self. Compare preconscious, unconscious.
2.imperfectly or not wholly conscious: subconscious motivations.
noun
3.the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.

Here is the dictionary's definition of unconscious:
adjective
1. not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.
2. temporarily devoid of consciousness.
3. not perceived at the level of awareness; occurring below the level of conscious thought: an unconscious impulse.
4. not consciously realized, planned, or done; without conscious volition or intent: an unconscious social slight.
5. not endowed with mental faculties: the unconscious stones.
noun
6. the unconscious, Psychoanalysis . the part of the mind containing psychic material that is only rarely accessible to awareness but that has a pronounced influence on behavior.

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unconscious?s=t
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/subconscious?s=t
 
Sep 2012
96
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Rochester, New York
God say's "For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you."
His plans are for goodness and mercy.
Your subconscious is known for obtaining for yourself the options.
God's song; "I'm more than just an option means there is more to life than just haveing."
 
Jun 2021
8
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UK
My view is that when it comes to understanding consciousness types it’s all about awareness.Self needs to be aware of the consciousness types.Awareness is so important.One needs to be aware rather than unaware that one “toggles” between 2 off consciousness types i.e.in synch or out of synch.One shouldn’t just let this happen automatically all the time.One should take CONTROL of the consciousness types.
 
Aug 2021
31
22
California
My view is that when it comes to understanding consciousness types it’s all about awareness.Self needs to be aware of the consciousness types.Awareness is so important.One needs to be aware rather than unaware that one “toggles” between 2 off consciousness types i.e.in synch or out of synch.One shouldn’t just let this happen automatically all the time.One should take CONTROL of the consciousness types.
Consciousness types?
 
Jun 2021
8
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UK
Yes consciousness types….we toggle between the automatic and non automatic consciousness types all the time in awareness or unawareness.It’s only when we are aware of this that we can control the consciousness types experienced.Clearly, we exercise no control over the consciousness types if we are unaware…..we still toggle though in unawareness.
 
Aug 2021
31
22
California
Yes consciousness types….we toggle between the automatic and non automatic consciousness types all the time in awareness or unawareness.It’s only when we are aware of this that we can control the consciousness types experienced.Clearly, we exercise no control over the consciousness types if we are unaware…..we still toggle though in unawareness.
Mine are shattered, though. I spent my life searching for just one of the many I had lost. When I found it, it was a different me altogether.
 
Jun 2021
8
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UK
My personal view is why is SELF searching for SELF?

It has also become clear to me that SELF has access to and is clearly influenced by an amazing biological computer brain.

There appears to be an engaging/disengaging (toggling) that SELF experiences with the biological computer brain that is experienced by a change in consciousness type.

In other words the biological computer takes control.SELF can take back that control consciously at any time but only if AWARE.

It is not good if SELF is stuck in a prisoner state whereby SELF is unaware of the engaging/disengaging (toggling) process.Also the changing consciousness state that results.
 
Aug 2021
31
22
California
My personal view is why is SELF searching for SELF?

It has also become clear to me that SELF has access to and is clearly influenced by an amazing biological computer brain.

There appears to be an engaging/disengaging (toggling) that SELF experiences with the biological computer brain that is experienced by a change in consciousness type.

In other words the biological computer takes control.SELF can take back that control consciously at any time but only if AWARE.

It is not good if SELF is stuck in a prisoner state whereby SELF is unaware of the engaging/disengaging (toggling) process.Also the changing consciousness state that results.
I have no self.
 
Jun 2021
8
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UK
ok,on what basis have you come to that conclusion.Have you found all the answers you seek then?
 
Aug 2021
31
22
California
ok,on what basis have you come to that conclusion.Have you found all the answers you seek then?
I have selfses.
And no. I am just full of questions.
You said that the SELF "has access to" the brain.
Not for this self. There are barriers. There is also amnesia.
Oops.
I can only examine THIS "self". The others are equally valid. They are parts of my brain.

So my question from a multiple personality standpoint is:

If you are controlling your thoughts
Then are they your thoughts
...or are they being controlled?