Do you realize that your mind works just like a computer? Just like a computer has an operating system (like windows) so your mental computer has an operating system (the subconscious mind).
Within an operating system on a computer there are other sub-programs that are used such as word-processing programs, a program to connect to the Internet and so on. It is the same with your subconscious mind.
Your subconscious mind has all the information and instructions it needs to regulate your breathing, blood flow and the internal organs of your body. It runs like an operating system for your body. However, it has other programs it uses to regulate how you talk, walk etc. In fact you even have programs that tell you how to make money, connect with other people and how to behave in specific situations.
These programs take the forms of beliefs, thoughts and feelings.
Most of times these programs run seamlessly and effortlessly, just like the programs on your computer do.
However, have you ever accidently downloaded a computer virus to your PC or laptop and witnessed the devastating effects it had on those programs?
In the same way the programs in your subconscious mind can be messed-up with mental viruses! These viruses stop your subconscious programs from running smoothly and doing their job by interfering with their programming. In the same way that viruses can stop your computer from working correctly and cause you frustration, these mental viruses can do the same with your life!
If you have a virus in your computer and you don’t remove it, the virus will affect everything in your computer and it won’t work properly. If you have viruses in your subconscious mind then they will stop your life from working properly!
The problem arises when we suppress our negative feelings and force them “underground” where they take root in the subconscious mind and form into programs (unconscious beliefs, thoughts and feelings) that run silently in the background of your mental operating system causing untold damage in your life.
Most of us are suppressing our negativity. Therefore it stays in your subconscious and interferes with your success, happiness, health and more. In order to make your life work the way you want it to it is necessary, in fact essential, to weed out these viruses and free your mental processes for more constructive pursuits.
Just as you need anti-virus software to rid your computer of insidious, destructive programs you also need a method and means for eliminating your mental viruses.
This is the whole point of self improvement – to eliminate your self-imposed limitations and release the unlimited potential that lies within you. There are a myriad of ways to achieve this from hypnosis to subliminal programming.
The key is to first find these negative viruses in your mind and then to work to eliminate them. Unfortunately many people miss this step and instead try to program into their mind positive thoughts, feelings and emotions through affirmations and visualizations etc.
This is merely an act of trying to put fresh fruit on top of rotten fruit. Before long the fresh fruit will rot also. You must first remove the rotten fruit before you place new fruit in a bowl!
Likewise, before you try to program your subconscious mind with a goal or desire you must first remove the viruses that are already interfering with your mental operating system!
Would you like to learn how to remove these mental viruses and start getting your self-improvement efforts, and your life, to work? Then watch the videos at The Sedona Method to learn how!