The Subconscious Mind and the Belief System

What is the subconscious belief system?

  • I can do that thing.
  • No, it’s impossible.
  • I am good at math.
  • Men always cheat.

What are these phrases? Do they represent your opinion about something? Actually, yes, but not just a normal opinion; they are beliefs. Beliefs are solid ideas stored in your subconscious mind. Whether they were really true or not, you will believe in them as long as you hold them in your mind. Beliefs get stronger when more evidence supports them, and they become weaker when something appears to be contradicting with them.

How it is formed

When an idea constantly bypasses your conscious filters straight to your subconscious mind, it may turn into a belief. You may be asking yourself, how can an idea bypass my conscious filters? The following are some examples that will show you how can this happen:

  • When the idea comes from a trusted source, your main trusted source was your parents when you were a child. If your parents told you that this animal is called a dog, you would immediately believe them, and since you will find that everyone around supports this idea, it will turn into a strong belief.
    Now, what if your parents kept telling you that you were a fool or dumb? What will the result be? You will grow up thinking that it’s true, and you may end up feeling inferior without knowing that this was the root cause of your feelings of inferiority.
  • You may be asking yourself now, what evidence will strengthen this belief? This time it will be you; your subconscious mind will pick up every clue that supports this belief ignoring everything else. For example, if someone rejected you, the first thing that you will think of is that he rejected you because you are dumb.
  • When you are hypnotized, your conscious mind filters will be turned off when you become hypnotized, so these suggestions will directly go to your subconscious mind.
  • When the conscious mind gets distracted: when something catches the full attention of your conscious mind, you become highly receptive to suggestions. That’s the same idea advertisers use when they put their commercials in the middle of your favorite T.V series. In this case, your conscious mind will be thinking of what will happen to the hero of the series while, at the same time, your subconscious mind will be receiving suggestions from the commercial.

The Belief system and your life

Beliefs are so important to the extent that they could change your life. You may even create a self-fulfilling prophecy to support a false belief that you have about yourself. For example, suppose you think that you are not good at math. Most probably you won’t be motivated to study math because you will think that whatever the effort you make, you won’t get good grades and the result will be poor performance in the exam which will, in turn, reinforce the belief!!!

That was a simple belief. In some cases, beliefs totally ruin people’s lives, like when someone thinks that he is a failure or thinks that he is a victim.

Your beliefs can even prevent you from recovering after breakups and could keep you broken for years. False beliefs such as “He is my soul mate” can prevent you from recovering for years. In such a case getting over that breakups requires that you get rid of these false beliefs.

The right way to deal with beliefs

To prevent false beliefs from taking control of your life, you must constantly challenge those false beliefs. Seek the right clues, and don’t just pick the clues your subconscious mind wants. Keep asking yourself questions like, is it true that I am dumb? Do I have a 100% clear clue that supports it, or is it just my imagination?

The more you ask yourself these types of questions, the more you will be challenging the false belief, and the more it will weaken.

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