Is your subconscious mind sabotaging your life

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How can your subconscious mind ruin your life

Can the subconscious mind sabotages one's life?
After all the subconscious mind is there to help, why would it do so?

The answer is simple. Your subconscious mind can sabotage your life while thinking that it's helping you. I have said earlier that emotions come from the subconscious mind. If you saw a lion in a forest running towards you then you don't have to think consciously about anything in order to become afraid but all of a sudden you will find yourself feeling scared and running.

In such a case your subconscious mind sent you feelings of fear in order to protect you from the lion. While the feelings of fear were unpleasant they still served the higher purpose of protecting you from death.

If you told this story to anybody then certainly nobody will think that you are a coward. After all any sane person should feel afraid if he met a lion.

But what if you were afraid of things that other people weren't afraid of?
And what if you were too ashamed to admit your fears?

In such a case your subconscious mind might do another trick to keep you protected while still keeping you away from what you are afraid of.

Is your subconscious mind sabotaging your life

One of the readers told me that he believes that everyone follows him and that people are attempting to kill him. After talking to him i discovered that those fears only arise during certain situations that this person is afraid to face.

In other words by making him think that people are plotting to kill him his subconscious mind can keep him away from the places he is already afraid to go to such as work or school. (see Self deception examples)

But why didn't that person experience normal fear in those situations?
Simply because his mind was too ashamed to admit that he fears things that others don't fear.

That person lived a tough life because his subconscious mind was working against him. This is a perfect example of a case where the subconscious mind ruins the life of a person with good intentions.

But why was he ashamed to admit his fears?

The root cause of so many psychological disorders that happen to people is lack of courage. People who chose to escape from the things that bother them usually get help from their subconscious minds.

In the Super powers course i said that When the subconscious mind of a person finds that he is too afraid to face a certain situation it might help him evade it by using such strategies.

If the person had enough courage then his subconscious mind will face him with the real issue but if he lacked courage then the strategy used will be more stealth so that the person can still feel comfortable. (see also Why your subconscious mind is refusing to obey you)

So how can someone avoid such tricks?
Simply get more self understanding and work on building your courage. If you did so your subconscious mind will never fool you again.

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