by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
In psychology, the subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. Carl Jung believed there is a limit to what can be held in our conscious focal awareness, adding that an alternative storehouse for knowledge and prior experience is needed.
In regard to the subconscious mind, Jung is quoted for saying, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will control your life and you will call it fate.”
The subconscious mind is a composite of everything one sees, hears and any information the mind collects that it cannot otherwise consciously process to make meaningful sense. The conscious mind cannot always absorb disconnected information, as it would be an information overload, so the subconscious mind stores this information where it can be retrieved by the conscious mind when it needs to defend itself for survival (and for other reasons, such…
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