Reprogramming the mind to change unwanted habits is the Secret of Self-Transformation. The idea is to change our behavior one step at a Time.
Have you ever tried to change a behavior or habit, only to end up frustrated when it doesn’t work? Do not worry, you aren’t alone. I was among you; I’d undisciplined eating habits. Fortunately, I was able to change these habits once I learned the secrets to creating positive change.
I need to share these secrets with you, so that you can apply these transformation methods into some of the habits you may want to modify, like smoking, drinking, even negative thought patterns and some other undesirable behaviors.
Most of the time, changing a habit (self-transformation) is not a quick fix. It requires reprogramming of the brain, which occurs at the subconscious portion of the mind. Therefore, it’s important to comprehend the purpose and process of the brain, particularly the subconscious mind.
3 Parts of the Mind
Human mind has three parts: conscious mind, subconscious mind and Super Conscious mind.
The conscious mind is responsible for logic, reasoning and all of the voluntary actions with awareness-such like listening, reading, writing, talking, etc… Anything we learn for the first time is also an activity of the mind.
The information we get from reading, listening and learning will be listed in our subconscious mind, the next part of the mind.
Therefore, we have to be very careful about our activities, which will program our subconscious mind and determine our attitude and the quality of our life. It’s like a chain reaction or domino effect. If we always think negative things will happen, this will cloud our judgment, and everything that occurs will appear negative. People get in the habit of thinking,”Why does this always happen to me? Why do I deserve this?” However, it’s the way our conscious mind perceives the situation that produces the negativity, and it keeps us in a cycle of negative thinking and missed chances.
Conscious mind, a gateway to subconscious mind
The subconscious mind is the brain of the imagination. It’s a storehouse of our learned behaviour, beliefs, memories and feelings.
It’s similar to a disk with our older data/information-sanskaras. It’s responsible for all our involuntary activities, heartbeat, breathing rate, etc..
Based upon the data saved by previous activities, we automatically respond and do things without thinking about them (auto responses).
For instance, if we first learned to drive a car, we had to consciously consider where to place each foot and how to use each new controller. As we develop our driving abilities our subconscious mind takes over and we become so skillful that we’re able to push, browse, listen to music and talk on the telephone at exactly the exact same time!
The language of the subconscious mind is feelings (pain, joy, hot, cold), emotions (anger, frustration, joy, sorrow) and graphics.
Our subconscious mind can’t differentiate between thoughts that are made by physical events or imaginary events. It doesn’t possess the capability to reason and analyze. It interprets our ideas literally.
Subconscious mind, a gateway to Super Conscious mind
Superconscious mind is the next part of the mind.
It’s the religious part of the mind. It’s also known as Supreme Power/Energy, God, Almighty, Higher Mind, Higher Self, Higher Intelligence, Universal Intelligence, Universal Mind, Universal Consciousness, Supreme Consciousness, Brahman and much more… The scientific community refers to it as “The Unified Field” or “Infinite Field of possible within.”
It doesn’t matter what label it’s given; what really matters is that this is the only force that both science and spirituality have confessed as the mastermind for all the creations in the world. It retains the power to create any possible outcome.
It has no boundaries or limitations in its capacity to make, from the infinitely large to the infinitely little, from the microscopic to the biggest of the universe. It’s described following way:
- It is composed of things in the past, present and future.
- It’s omniscient and omnipresent.
- It encompasses everything, both the seen in addition to the unseen.
- From the psychological perspective, the super conscious mind comprises all feeing and emotion like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in addition to fear, despair, turmoil, anger, bitterness and greed. It is made up of individual consciousness.
Both areas of the brain, subconscious and conscious work together to establish the relationship with the super-conscious brain, that’s the greatest source of unlimited power.
When subconscious and conscious thoughts have some conflict, then the super-conscious mind resolves the conflict, brings the stability and takes care of all great things in our life that we plan for.
Once we understand the role of the subconscious mind, we can even understand why we act differently. We can’t change because we’re stuck in old ways, and our subconscious mind does not know how to change.
Procedure for Change
The method requires all the 3 components of the mind. Therefore,
Take action with consciousness and conscious attempts. This is the use of conscious mind. And take action at subconscious mind with positive feelings: The change must occur in the subconscious level with respect to someone’s behaviour or habits, unwanted emotions or feelings. It may be changed only through subconscious programming, via meditation, delivering auto-suggestions and creative visualization into the subconscious mind. This has to be done in a very relaxed state of mind.
Steps to make a positive change
1. Know the change you wish to make or habit that you want to change (ask yourself exactly what behaviour, emotions and feelings I wish to change or what I want to do differently-Make a listing). Make the commitment to change. For instance, I became conscious of my unhealthy eating habits and made the conscious choice to change them.
2. Put conscious efforts to change and support it with actions and exercise it throughout the day. Replace a negative action or idea with a positive one. This may also change your “auto-response.” When I decided to change my eating habits, I made a conscious effort to change by producing a meal program and list of those foods that I could eat every day.
3. Relax your body (Yoga, Pranayama-Breathing exercises).
4. Relax your mind and Meditate. Meditate if you don’t know what else to do. I used meditation techniques when I had a craving for specific foods.
5. Give messages or affirmations to your subconscious mind for the change you need to make on your own. Affirmations must be in positive terms instead of negative. For instance: I will eat healthful food vs. I won’t eat junk food; I shall get up early in the morning I won’t sleep late; I will do meditation and yoga each morning, etc..
6. Pray to Supreme Power and thank Him for His guidance and help, and let go…