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 runs our life behind the scenes.
Sadly, it’s not equipped to distinguish between truth and non-truths. It accepts what it is told and directs those thoughts 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’s 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 question what our parents say, whether what they say are true facts or not, but it’s the subconscious that contributes to our state of mind. But the way we’re taught to see ourselves as children, is the way we’ll see ourselves as adults.
To be told that we’re capable, intelligent and smart will help us believe we are those things, but if we’re not told, or we’re not loved and our parents show us we’re not loved that we’re incapable or inadequate, we will also by the same token, carry those thoughts.
As we grow in experience, it is possible to outgrow some of our early programming to form our own opinions, but some of those thoughts and explanations expressed by others we have had contact with over the years will be firmly rooted in our subconscious, as adults. It’s up to us to do the work on ourselves, to change how we think.
Whether the opinions we have of ourselves are true or not it will make no difference, it’s enough that what we’ve been taught to believe are true.