Continuing…The Conscious Mind: The Creator Within

The two minds (subconscious and conscious) also cooperate in acquiring very complex behaviors that can subsequently be unconsciously managed. Remember the first day you excitedly sat in the driver’s seat of a car, preparing to learn how to drive? The number of things that had to be dealt with by the conscious mind was staggering. While keeping your eyes on the road, you had to also watch the rear and side view mirrors, pay attention to the speedometer and other gauges, use two feet for the three pedals of a standard shift vehicle and try to be calm, cool and collected as you drove past observing peers. It took what seemed to be a long time before all these behaviors were “programmed” into your mind.

Today, you get in the car, turn the ignition on and consciously review your shopping list as the subconscious mind dutifully engages all the complex skills you need to successfully navigate through the city—without even once having to think about the mechanics of driving. I know I am not the only one out there who has experienced this. You are driving and having a delightful discussion with the passenger sitting next to you. In fact, your consciousness gets so caught up in the conversation, that somewhere down the road it dawns on you that you haven’t even paid attention to your driving for five minutes. After a momentary start, you realize that you are still on your side of the road and steadily moving along with the flow of traffic. A quick check of the rear view mirror reveals that you did not leave a wake of crumpled stop signs and smashed mailboxes. If you weren’t consciously driving the car during that time, then who was? The subconscious mind! And how well did it do? Although you didn’t observe its behavior, the subconscious mind apparently performed just as well as it was taught during your driver education experience.


4 thoughts on “Continuing…The Conscious Mind: The Creator Within

  1. Good day M. Lipton,My name is Frédéric Lépine and I am from québec city (canada) so my english is not perfect but good enough to understand what you said in a video of you that i’ve picked up on youtube ( I also watched the devine matrix (more than 4 hours this one) and I was wondering if you have any contact in quebec that I could get in touch with? I am studying to be an electric engineer and I love the way you speak about atoms, field, about the role of protiens and of course about the placebo effect among many many others things. I enjoy you everyday post so keep posting. Thank you Fred Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:55:11 +0000 To:

  2. My conscious mind is asking to be involved in more creative choices and more frequent decision making. My conscious mind wants to be more aware of the nuances that play evokes. My conscious mind desires exploring and discovery. It longs to become more aware of making silent observations of extreme and subtle “textures” in daily life. Consciously my mind is playing with the various ways of presenting dramatic narrative. I want to create situations that challenge me and others to think in new ways. My Inner Creator wants to play with demonstrating the differences between living a life while being in “command” versus living a life being in “control”.

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