There are two entities governing human being. The body, nervous system and subconscious brain makes the First entity. Other is conscious mind or our thinking brain which we will call the second entity. Let us try to understand this by below example:
No one wants to have any kind of pain but yet when we we have an injury, we feel pain. If our Conscious brain (which is actually me), is an autonomous body having full control then why we cannot stop our own pain? Why we can’t stop our own tears when we want to hide our emotions? Why we feel hungry when we already accumulate enough fat and want to reduce it to be in good shape?
Above questions and many more such questions suggest that Conscious brain is not autonomous body. We are not fully in charge of functioning of our body. Our subconscious (The first entity) brain has predefined program to function . This program is encoded in our DNA and executed by our subconscious or unconscious mind. We receive this pre-defined program from our parent’s gene. The program not only regulates our growth, appearance and our ageing but also define standard procedure of operation in case of any instant threat to our body. A simple paper cut in our hand starts several operations within a second to mend it. At the same time a signal is sent to our brain to create a sensation of pain so that we can react externally. If there is no pain, we might not take any action to stop bleeding as it might remain unnoticed. So pain is a mechanism through which our sub-conscious brain communicates with conscious mind.
As we cannot talk to a microprocessor or computer directly, in the same way we cannot talk to our body or subconscious brain directly. We need programming language to instruct it. Right now we do not have any such program, programming skills or programming language to directly instruct our subconcious brain to take action according to our choice like- utilizing accumulated fat in our belly for energy requirement instead for carving for food or stopping any abnormal cell growth which can cause tumor.
All our internal process occurs without our notice leaving our conscious mind free to think and focus on worldly affairs. If our conscious mind will be made responsible of all internal functions then we will not be able to focus on any external things. We will become self-absorbed. Our conscious brain can do just one function at a time.
Your unconscious (Or subconscious brain) has amazing processing capabilities compared with the conscious mind. Research shows the unconscious mind absorbs millions of bits of sensory information through the nervous system in any one second. Given the name ‘unconscious mind’ you will not be aware of a lot of the processes that the unconscious mind engages in. The research also shows that our subconscious brain understands images and pictures. So meditation and visualising image of positive things can generate positive result. To read about Meditation please click here.