The psyche is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious. It represents one of the fundamental concepts for understanding human nature. The psyche is the driving force behind our personality traits and behind our characters. Together they make up our personalities.
Because much of our thinking and behaviour is driven by our beliefs, habits, attitudes, and assumptions that are so deep in our psyche, we are not always fully aware of them.
It is the unconscious part of our brain that communicates with the conscious and it is that which provides us with the meaning to all our interactions with the world, as filtered through our beliefs and habits. The psyche communicates through feelings, imagination, emotions, dreams and sensations.
The psyche defines us, 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 appear a certain way. Once we’re aware of our psyche, we can work to change those aspects of our character and behaviour that we feel needs changing.
The psyche knows everything about us. It knows if we’re being stubborn, or inconsiderate, it knows when we’re kind and caring, it knows if we’re moody. 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 within us can ever change.
The psyche is our personal coding to just about everything. Tapping into our psyche allows us to change certain aspects of our personality for the better.