We often use the term “gut feelings “, however they don’t originate in the stomach but instead begins in the subconscious mind which sends its messages through the vagus nerve to the stomach….these feelings and emotions than travel throughout the nervous system and experienced by the whole body…Our conscious mind’s role is to interpret and translate the meaning of our feelings…the process makes a complete circle and involves the total organism.

Those who can read body language will sense what we are experiencing….our feelings are usually transparent to observers…this can be embarrassing when we want our feelings hidden and our attempt to control body language only makes us more awkward…and is one of the reasons we may prefer communicating rationally since it doesn’t reveal as much body language.

When the subconscious mind receives incoming information, it compares and matches it with a store of similar past experiences…our past experiences are stored by images and the subconscious can rapidly match images in only 1/10 of a second!… It can also with only a small amount of information select an image from our memory.

The subconscious is the seat of our feelings and emotions… when the subconscious reviews images of prior experiences, we not only visualize an image, but also experience the emotions attached to these images…and the subconscious files its images by their intensity of feelings.

The only way we can change our emotional behavior is by changing the intensity of our subconscious images…the most important image of all is the self image….this can happen when we accept our images without judgement… the removal of judgement will reduce their intensity and allow the images to fade into the background of our memory.

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  1. I love this. 🙂

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