Does the subconscious remember everything
The subconscious mind is a store of everything , it has powers the conscious mind lacks and stores what the conscious mind doesn’t want on a daily basis. … It’s because even though your conscious mind does not remember exactly. your subconscious does!
Memory in your conscious mind is short-term and limited. Tests show that most people cannot remember more than seven digits at one time.
Conversely, the memory in your subconscious mind is virtually unlimited. A comedian quipped, “Memory is the thing you forget with.” That is clever but not true. Every sight, sound, touch, smell, and emotion that you have experienced from birth (probably even before birth) to the present is in your memory. If you cannot remember some fact, do not blame your memory because that fact is there. Blame your recall.
Your brain has more storage capacity than you could ever use. Each memory creates a pathway in your brain. The narrator on a documentary on the brain aired on PBS TV stated that your brain has more pathways for memory than there are atoms in the universe! If you counted and wrote the number for each pathway in your brain on a single atom, there would not be enough atoms in the universe!
If you accept 10 new facts every second for a lifetime of 70 years, you will accept about 22 x 10^9 bits of information. Yet your memory capacity is about 22 x 10^30 bits of information. Someone once estimated that the world’s entire telephone network could be stored in an area of your brain the size of a pea.
In 1950, Wilder Penfield, M.D. described patients undergoing brain surgery without anesthesia. When certain parts of their brains were touched with an electric probe the patients recalled everything, every sight, smell, texture and taste about a particular event in their life.
Your subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make your behavior fits a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires. Your subconscious mind grows either flowers or weeds in the garden of your life, whichever you plant by the mental equivalents you create.
Your subconscious mind has what is called a homeostatic impulse. It keeps your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, just as it keeps you breathing regularly and keeps your heart beating at a certain rate. Through your autonomic nervous system, it maintains a balance among the hundreds of chemicals in your billions of cells so that your entire physical machine functions in complete harmony most of the time.
Your subconscious mind also practices homeostasis in your mental realm, by keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past.
All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them. This is why it’s so important to make writing SMART goals a regular habit. After time, staying productive and focusing on all of your goals will become part of your comfort zone.
Your subconscious mind causes you to feel emotionally and physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different or to change any of your established patterns of behavior. The sense of fear and discomfort are psychological signs that your subconscious has been activated. But it’s been working to establish those behavior patterns in the background long before you’ll ever notice such feelings.
The tendency to commit to these patterns is one reason why habits can be so hard to break. However, when you learn to purposefully create such patterns, you can harness the power of habit and purposefully instill new comfort zones to which your subconscious will adapt.