“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.” — Napoleon Hill
Subconscious [ suhb-kon-shuhs ]
1.existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness: the subconscious self. Compare preconscious, unconscious
2.imperfectly or not wholly conscious: subconscious motivations.
3.the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.
The word subconscious represents an anglicized
version of the French word coined in 1889 by the psychologist Pierre
Janet, in his thesis, Janet argued that underneath the layers of
critical-thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that
he called the subconscious mind. In the strict psychological sense, the adjective is defined as
"operating or existing outside of consciousness".
The idea of the subconscious as powerful or a potent creative agency has allowed the term to become prominent in New Thought and self-help literature by notables Emerson, James Allen, Napoleon Hill, Wattles and Haanel, in which investigating or controlling its supposed knowledge or power is seen as advantageous. Take the movie Limitless as a modern-day example. In the New Age community, techniques such as autosuggestion, affirmations and subliminal messages are believed to harness the power of the subconscious to influence a person's life and real-world outcomes, achieve monetary success even curing sickness.
While you’re sleeping, your subconscious mind will get to work on those things. First thing in the morning, when your creative brain is fired up, after the subconscious worked while you slept, write down the thoughts that have bubbled up about those things. I get so many ideas from this method for the betterment of myself, my family, my practice, and the Bar. Now, the prescription I wrote works wonders but personally don’t always take the medicine. Sometimes, I am not as diligent as I should be with the requests and sometimes forget to document the wins but if I walk the path and mostly mark forward progress, I realize that there is no destination at all just the path itself. Insights and clarity are the result of this practice. And practice is what you must do. Like exercising a physical muscle the subconscious mind must be put through its paces. Work at it and the creative benefits will be amazing.
Thanks for a great year. Much obliged to all who assisted me in service to the Bar; too many to mention by name but you know who you are. You have my undying support and I am a good friend to have. The support and outreach to me personally and to the Bar Association has been wonderful. The involvement of membership through our meetings, CLE programming and in person events has been amazing. I look forward to the Presidency of Adam Orlow who will take us to unprecedented heights. No doubt he will use the past year as bedrock and build upon it. President Orlow with the Board shall look at this year and improve upon it. We increased outside funding-he will expand it. We diversified -he will expand on that proposition. We had fantastic rapport with the Courts -that will continue to flourish with additional Judicial support and presence. We had more CLE’s and Committee Meetings than ever before and we plan to grow our programming. We had a few in person events-there will be many more. Ever upward.