Making a decision is something that can only be done in the mind, and while it’s said it can be done with only the conscious part of the mind, there has to be lots of due diligence and pattern matching and checking in the memory bank by the subconscious for any successes, failures and dangers that may have happened in the past. All this happens in a split second of course, with constant communication between the two parts of the mind, with the conscious mind finally collating all the information (sent ‘up’ by the sub-mind) then making the decision.
It could be said that the actual act of making a decision is rarely noticed as something that’s actually DONE.
It’s not something that’s as obvious as, say, sneezing. It’s more that the results of a made decision are noticed. The actual making is so automatic
Let’s have a fun look at the scenario of decision making .
Simply follow the written instructions :
Most humans have a left hand. If not, then use your right hand.
When I say “go” raise your left hand a little bit (if you decide to) got it?
DECIDE to 🙂 If you decide NOT to, then don’t raise that hand. It will be entirely YOUR decision. Got it? your decision !!
But you will HAVE to make a decision ! Ready? 1….2….3… GO.
You just raised your hand (or didn’t, depending on what decision you made).
You made that decision and you made it with your mind.
We’re talking about making a decision and what you used to make that decision – your mind.
This repetition may seem a trifle tedious, but it’s to keep your mind on track.
The results of your hand-raising decision may or may not have made much difference to your lifestyle, and so many more ‘little’ decisions’ during the day are often not much more than just wandering through the playing cards of your everyday life. Just routine decisions. Hardly noticeable.
But some decisions could-and have-made a change in millions of lives.
Let’s have a look at the results of a decision of a human mind – the same method of decision that you used to raise (or not raise) your hand.
Many years ago, there was this ordinary looking little man sitting in a room in Europe, probably in Germany and during the nineteen forties.
The guy sat in a chair much like you are probably doing right now.
He’d done what we now know as due diligence and got to the same stage that you were at, about whether you will or won’t raise your hand.
“Will I or won’t I?”
After the due diligence, making the actual decision took no more time or effort than your hand raising decision.
Then Adolph Hitler spoke to his generals in that room, and told them “YES, Germany will invade Russia”.
Your decision got you to raise (or not raise) your hand. Exactly the same type of decision by Adolph caused the slaughter of millions of humans.
That’s the power of the human mind, and YOU have exactly the same power in your mind. What you do with it, is your …UM… decision….
I repeat yet again, that this hand-raising caper is your subconscious-mind accessing its own memory bank to instruct your body’s switchboard (brain) to activate the relevant nerves and tendons to raise your left hand
– or to start World War Three 🙂
Let’s try it once more. Ask your conscious mind to tell your SUB mind to get your brain to move your head to look to the right (or right).
But this time, be AWARE of what’s going on here, and you can almost
watch your mind/brain working at this.
The point of this exercise is for you to really truly realise that you can control just about every movement of your body.
No drama. You do it all the time, mostly without even knowing that you’re doing it. But this time, you’ll be AWARE that you’re doing it. As mentioned before, if you’re aware of your actions, you’re in your conscious mind.
To follow that train of thought along again…as soon as you start ‘thinking’ , then you’ve moved into your subconscious mind. This is mandatory for your mind-system, and it does this automatically. Why?
Because ALL of the memories of how to do anything anything, are in the memory bank of your subconscious mind.
If anyone asks you a question, you HAVE to go into your subconscious mind, firstly to ‘pattern match’ each word-sound of the question, then to gather the knowledge needed to reply to the question.
Once again, you just do not have anywhere else to do the pattern-matching or to keep these memories but in your subconscious mind.
Let’s for a moment, relate pattern-matching to decision making:
You will remember I suggested you raise your left hand. Why didn’t you raise your right hand or your foot or eyebrow? Or indeed, do anything at all!
My suggestion was ‘sent’ by your conscious mind, ‘through’ to your subconscious mind which used its ‘pattern-matching’ app (!) to decipher each word-sound. It then told your brain (which is NOT your mind, remember), to work the muscles and pull the tendons so as to raise your left hand – not the right hand (or your eyebrows!). This pattern-matching goes on 24/7 throughout your entire body, even whilst you’re asleep.
No wonder you’re tired all the time ! (just kidding).