Consciousness: Aware of and responding to one’s surroundings.
Subconsciousness: Of concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but influences one’s actions and feelings.
Unconsciousness : Neither has awareness nor has the response to the surroundings.
Why do I need to know about subconscious mind? Because I need to understand it completely before analyzing deja vu. They are still happening for me without any reason. In quest of deja vu. This hidden workshop unveiled itself within me which is running from many days. Still running and keeps continuing. Why did I uncovered it? Because I didn’t know something like this exists in everyone before recognizing it. If there are 4 group of people in this world who have different perceptions of the subconscious mind. I’ll belong to third in them.
1. Who doesn’t know anything about the subconscious mind.
2. Who just heard about it. And they know the dictionary meaning.
3. Who completely understood what is it.
4. Who did masters or PhD in it. And they are experts in controlling it.
Before I explain anything. I would like to give you the experience. That may also give you the clarity apart from misconceptions.
Try to slow down your breath for 5 secs with closed eyes. Yeah, I know you’ll skip that. Okay listen. That moment when you pay attention to breathing is controlled by not so-called subconscious mind. It is the conscious mind that observes your breathing. But as the moment when you shifted attention back to reading. Then its subconscious mind that regulates your breathe. It is doing without your consciousness. Anything we do automatically without our consciousness are done by subconscious mind. Blink of an eye for dust. Handling clutch, brake and accelerator when riding a bike. These are the things we do automatically with subconscious mind. Our involuntary actions are programmed in our subconscious mind. The main objective of any adds are to make mark at our subconscious level.
Some interesting facts about subconscious mind.
- Our subconscious mind never discriminates between good or bad it simply operates on whatever it is obtained from our conscious mind.
- It doesn’t know the difference between a real and imaginary experience.
- It is never ever related to time. Suppose we ask a question for it. If it knows the answer within a fraction of a second it gives us the answer. If it doesn’t know what you ask, it keeps on searching without caring about time. That’s why some people say that subconscious mind can only be experienced in present.
- Its function is to store and retrieve data.
- It is hidden part of the mind which is 90% of our mind.
After understanding the subconscious mind. Many different thoughts arose in me when I changed my question from what a coincidence! to what is this coincidence? Most peculiar one is I started to think that, deja vu may be the coincidental point of both subconscious mind and conscious mind. Because it’s not possible for us to be in both of these two minds at the same time. Many people say that whenever our conscious mind sleeps. Our subconscious mind wakes up. But this is not true. It may appear to be true. But that’s just misconception.
Our subconscious mind is running even in the presence of conscious mind but not on behalf of the conscious mind. If you think correctly here you get completely understand what subconscious mind means. There is a reason for their belief. When one of the two go to sleep. Which one remain awake? I think you got the answer. Then our subconscious mind never sleeps? Yes it is. But it never sleep until it is tired.
Dreams are the navigation of subconscious mind when we are asleep. Remember our CM stops when we sleep. As I said earlier it never differentiate between real and imaginary things. This is the reason we feel dreams so intense and interesting.
It’s a complete workshop behind our vision to achieve it. It’s a complete database from which we can access any data in it with or without our will. Just like any computer or mobile. We have these two as RAM & ROM. Where CM acts as RAM and SM acts as ROM.
Think practically whenever we observe our subconscious mind. Are we experiencing subconscious mind? No! Whatever we do with our attention is our conscious mind. So in the absence of conscious mind we experience subconscious mind. What happens if both of these minds coincide. Imagine two lines going straight parallel to one another. One as subconscious mind and other as conscious mind. I don’t know exactly why. But by chance if there is any strong reason to exchange their roles of these two lines. Then they meet at any point while crossing. What happens if these two lines cross each other while switching?
I don’t know the result. But we have a chance of staying in both conscious & subconscious mind for very little time duration. I think it’s the time gap we experience deja vu. Some people call deja vu as parallel universe. I’m also not taking any different approach apart from them. My suggestion is to consider both SM and CM as they are running parallel to one another.