2.1-6

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity, conscious and subconscious.

(2.2) Ease and perfection depend, entirely, upon the degree in which cease to depend upon the conscious mind.

When action becomes automatic, you will excel at anything you set out to do. This is the “secret weapon” of all who master their chosen fascinations.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us, warns us, is the seat of memory and controls the vital processes.

The subconscious is responsible for maintaining biological systems within the body (heartbeat, digestion, etc). Because biological systems operate regardless of conscious participation, we may overlook our ability to influence these systems.

(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination; it has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

Discrimination–in this context–describes the method by which mind assigns value and meaning. This is an “elimination” process. Ruminating mind is constantly evaluating incoming information and making selections with regards to what is relevant to our experience.

Will is the product of this discriminatory process.

…impress the subconscious: empowering will to influence our behavior (willpower)

If we neglect the opportunity to consciously participate/impress the subconscious, we default to habitual behavior.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Habits are formed through repetition. Ideally, our will is not in conflict with our habits and our habits are in harmony with the desire of life to thrive.

(2.6) We may impress the subconscious by mentally stating what is wanted.

Whenever we think, we mentally state what is wanted. (1.6)

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