is the subconscious belief system?
I can do that thing.
No it’s impossible.
I am good at math.
are these phrases? Are they some kind of opinion? Actually yes, but
not just a normal opinion, they are beliefs. Beliefs are solid ideas
stored in your subconscious mind. Whether they were really true or
not, you will believe in them as long as you hold them in your mind.
Beliefs get stronger when more evidence supports them and they become
weaker when something appears to be contradicting with them.
How it is formed?
When an idea constantly bypasses your conscious filters straight to
your subconscious mind it may turn it into a belief. You may be asking
yourself how can an idea bypass my conscious filters.
The following are some examples that will show you how
can this happen :
the idea comes from a trusted source: when you were a child, your
main trusted source was your parents. If your parents told you that
this animal is called a dog you will immediately believe them and
since you will find that everyone around supports this idea it will
turn into a strong belief.
Now what if your parents kept telling you that you were fool or
dumb? What will be the result? You will grow up thinking that its
true and you may end up feeling inferior without knowing that this
was the root cause for your feelings of inferiority. You may be
asking yourself now, what will be strengthening this belief? This
time it will be you, your subconscious mind will just pick every
clue that supports this belief ignoring everything else. For example,
if someone rejected you the first thing that you will think of,
is that he rejected you because you are dumb.
When you are hypnotized: when you become hypnotized your conscious
mind filters will be turned off and so these suggestions will directly
to your subconscious mind.
When the conscious mind gets distracted: when something catches the
full attention of your conscious mind you become highly receptive
to suggestions. That's the same idea advertiser’s use when they
put their commercials in the middle of your favorite T.V series. In
this case, your conscious mind will be thinking of what will happen
to the hero of the series while at the same time your subconscious
mind will be receiving suggestions by the commercial.
The Belief system and your life :
Beliefs are so important to the extent that they could change your
life. You may even create a self fulfilling prophecy to support a
false belief that you have about yourself. For example suppose you
think that you are not good at math. Most probably you won't be motivated
to study math because you will be thinking that whatever you do you
won't get good grades, and the result will be poor performance in
the exam which will in turn reinforce the belief.
That was a simple belief. In some cases, beliefs totally ruin people's
lives like when someone thinks that he is a failure or when someone
thinks that he is a victim.
The right way to deal with beliefs :
In order to prevent false beliefs from taking control of your life
you must constantly challenge those false beliefs. Seek the right
clues and don’t just pick the clues your subconscious mind wants.
Keep asking yourself questions like; is it true that I am dumb? Do
I have a 100% clear clue that supports it or is it just my imagination?
The more you ask yourself these types of questions the more you will
be challenging the false belief and the more it will weaken.