Have you ever thought about your memory? I know many of us think or say, “I wish I could just remember better” or “My memory isn’t as good as it used to be.” In this case, we are always considering our conscious memory. We are not realizing that experiences are imprinted in our subconscious and that we move and think and react based on “memorized” programs that are embedded in our cells, our brains, and our subconscious. In fact, only about 5% of our memories are in our conscious mind where we are aware of them, and 95% of our memories are embedded in the subconscious and in our cells, where they act like a computer program that runs behind the scenes of our moment-to-moment life.
We “know” how to tie our shoes, write words, understand language, and can drive a car on “automatic pilot” without giving a thought about it. That is using the embedded memory of what we learned and practiced until it became “programmed” behind the scenes in our subconscious, our brain and our cells. And it gets deeper than that. We actually record experiences we have had that involve heightened emotion, like excitement of winning a prize or fear and pain from an accident. Those are recorded behind the scenes as well. We act and react based on these “memories”.
The fourth chapter of our book, Matter Into Feeling by Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, is “The Trickster in Our Memory.” The author makes a point that we cannot really rely on those past memories, because what we record may be tainted by our perceptions and understandings from other past experiences. We may only remember pieces and not the whole picture. That is why one person may remember an experience differently than another person even though they both witnessed the same experience. Interesting, isn’t it?
Our memories are important. We use them every moment to move forward in our lives. Our knowing of time really is one experience following another, and our understanding of what we are experiencing is based on our memories of what we learned, remember, and recorded in our subconscious, brain and cells. Yet, we have to be aware that how we remember, act and react is based on our past, accurate or not. Remember, the key is to be present and aware in the moment and move forward from that presence. So, pause, and be aware. Hmmm. Makes you think.
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