Because much of our thinking and behaviour is driven by our attitudes, habits, beliefs and assumptions that are so deep in our psyche, we’re not fully aware what those are or that we know about them. But even as a small child, around my environmental issues, I was aware of a greater force at play that was driving my negative thoughts, but I didn’t know what it was.
What is the psyche?
The psyche is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious. It represents one of the fundamental concepts for understanding human nature from a scientific point of view. The psyche is the driving force behind our characters and our personality traits. Together they make up our personalities.
It’s the unconscious that communicates with the conscious via the subconscious and is what provides us with the meaning to all our interactions with the world, as filtered through our habits and beliefs. The psyche communicates through feelings, imagination, emotions, dreams and sensations.
Our psyche defines our characters, how we are and how we behave. In our personal journey of self-understanding and emotional growth, it is important we explore our psyche to understand why we may present a certain way. Once we’re aware of our psyche we can work to change certain aspects of our character and behaviour that need changing.
The psyche knows everything about us. It knows if we’re stubborn, in the same way it knows if we’re moody, if we’re kind, caring, and compassionate. The psyche knows us more than we know ourselves because it lies deep within our unconscious and is us, but unless we know how to tap into our unconscious and connect with our psyche, nothing will ever change about us.
Tapping into our psyche allows for us to personally change certain aspects of our personality for the better. It is our personal coding to just about everything.