We’re constantly being conditioned from the minute we’re born. The conditioning takes the form through our unconscious mind.
The unconscious mind is defined as part of the mind that gives rise to a collection of thoughts, which lays beneath the surface of our conscious, which we have no access to unless we know how to unlock those thoughts.
According, to Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personalities, the unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts and memories that lie beyond our conscious awareness. The contents of those memories influence everyday behaviour, although we are not consciously aware of what those underlying influences are.
Many of those unconscious thoughts include experiences, unconscious issues, unconscious feelings, complexes, unnoticed perceptions, unconscious habits and complexes, anything that make up our behaviour. Everything we’re not consciously aware of in our everyday lives, but continue to influence every day behaviour.
Unfortunately, without us trying to go beyond our conscious thoughts, we will fail to change anything. We will fail to work through difficult circumstances, we will also fail to address issues that continue to crop up.
Any help through counselling will also fail, which explains why many people fall back into old habits and patterns. It’s only when people reach a cross-road, a turning point in their lives that leads to a change in their cognitive skills.