The subconscious is a powerful tool. It’s not something we are consciously aware of, but it’s there and we need to continue to make ourselves aware.
It’s the tool that partly runs our life behind the scenes. Unfortunately, it’s not equipped to distinguish between truth and non-truths. It accepts what it’s told and directs those thoughts and reasons accordingly. Those are then worked “into the fabric of our lives,” allowing us to believe what we think is true.
The subconscious is also not capable of teaching us what is past and what is present. It deals with images and information supplied to it, completely unrelated to time. That is the reason why as adults we still have difficulties in dealing with hurtful experiences from childhood.
As children, we’re too young to understand, reason and accept without questioning what our parents, siblings, teachers, relatives and friends say whether what they are true facts or not, but it is the subconscious that contributes to our state of minds today.
The way we are taught to see ourselves as children is the way we begin to see ourselves as adults. To be told that we’re capable, intelligent and smart will help us believe that we are all those things, but if we’re not loved and our parents show us actions to support not being loved that we’re incapable or inadequate as a child, we will also by the same token, carry those thoughts too.
As we grow in experience, we tend to outgrow some of the early programming, to form our own opinions, but some of those thoughts and explanations expressed by other people we have had contact with over the years, will be firmly rooted in our subconscious, ready for us to deal with as adults.
Whether the opinions we have of ourselves are true or not it makes no difference, it’s enough that we’ve been taught to believe they are true.