We all have an unconscious mind that interacts with us and influences our behaviour. In highly emotional moments, it usually takes over. As well as when a person drinks alcohol, smokes or takes drugs.
Through affirmations or mediation, we can train our unconscious mind. In contrast to dreaming, we get closer to the unconscious while we are still awake and aware. The positive power of this experience, can inspire us, heal us or make us more creative. The creation of art is the act of bringing something from the unconscious to the conscious mind. Observing musicians at a live concert shows that they seem to be in a higher state of mind while performing.
The negative side of the unconscious mind often leads to violence. Many criminals claim that they were not themselves during their action. But who is acting through them?
The psychoanalayst Carl Jung developed the concept of the Collective Unconscious. He said that humanity shares some universal ideas, especially spiritual ones. It creates similar myths and thoughts about morality in different corners of the world.
Being a human makes us thinkers and dreamers at the same time. To learn about our conscious and unconscious mind can lead us to an unknown potential. Being unaware of it, can lead to massive destruction.
“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.” – Anais Nin
“We are all at times unconscious prophets.” – Charles Spurgeon