The Conscious Mind Is Not In Control

Written by Joanne Wellington

Nearly everybody in the field of self-help assumes the conscious mind is in control of everything that happens in our lives.  Not so.   The conscious mind is only the tip of the iceberg.  It might believe it’s always right.  It might think it’s in control, but it isn’t.  Nearly everybody is saying we should let the conscious mind set the direction for our lives.

 It’s like visiting your friend who, let’s say, happens to be a great financial advisor. He might give the very best financial advice. But would you make the same person responsible for planning your relationships, your kids’ education, and your career? 

 Of course not! 

But that’s exactly what we do when we assume that our conscious mind is in charge of every part of our lives.  This helps to explain the mystery that’s haunted self-help since the beginning …