By: Sr. Shamaa Siddiqui

Did you know that the mind is more active when asleep than it is awake?

This part of your brain is called the subconscious.

The subconscious is about a million times more powerful as the conscious mind.  Just as the word implies, this part of your brain is unaware of the activities occurring within. 

The most active time of the subconscious is during sleep including dreams; this is why you are less likely to remember any dreams as you become more alert and aware.

The subconscious stores all of your beliefs, life experiences and memories of the past. For example, self-fulfilling prophecies affect your external and internal behavior and the reactions you give to certain situations. A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true due to positive or negative feedback between belief and behavior. These prophecies are recorded and stored in the subconscious. This is why it is very important to be cautious what you tell yourself and what you say to others.