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What we become, how we live, the decisions we make, the habits we pick, the way we reason etc., is beyond just what the eye sees. Our whole existence is much more than what we think it is.

I was reading James Clear’s Atomic Habits sometime ago. He made mention of the statement ‘you are much more than your conscious self’; and ever since then, it has resonated with my spirit. The whole concept of the human mind is incredible.
First of all, the human mind is made of 3 levels: the conscious, the subconscious and the unconscious.
Your conscious self simply put, is that part of you that is aware of the things around you and situations you might find yourself in at every given point in time.
The subconscious lies beneath the conscious mind. It is that part that stores information, even when you are not actively taking notes. For instance, you hear a particular line that you’ve read from a book and your brain automatically tells you that you’ve seen this before somewhere.
The unconscious mind is that part that is buried within us, that we aren’t aware of but somehow influences our behaviour, shapes our thoughts, lifestyle and beliefs. It works in such a way that we are aware of our feelings but sometimes we don’t know where they come from.
For instance, I’m cynophobic (fear of dogs). But, growing up, I do not recall having had any horrible encounters with dogs that makes me hate them so much. I just know that I don’t like having them around me.
Having said all this, it is evident that what we become, how we live, the decisions we make, the habits we pick, the way we reason etc., is beyond just what the eye sees. Our whole existence is much more than what we think it is.
Therefore, I want you to start your day with the realisation that there is more to who you think you are.
-Oluwatobi
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