How Deep Does Your Subconscious Mind Go?

The depths of the subconscious mind are nearly unfathomable.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
6 min readNov 1, 2023

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how deep does the subconscious mind go
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Every human being is of 3 minds.

The unconscious mind is not in our control in any way, shape, or form. It is via the unconscious mind that your heart beats, neurons fire, internal organs do their thing, and so on. While breathing is part of this, your control of it is through a conscious act (and for some, the ability to speed up and slow down their hearts).

The conscious mind is your present, aware mind. As your eyes scan these words on your screen, your conscious mind translates them to something you can make sense of and understand. Decisions and choices are made via the conscious mind. You can also use your conscious mind to access your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is where your memories, beliefs, values, and habits live. Whenever you allow yourself to simply go with the flow of life, it’s your subconscious mind driving, via rote and routine. Everything you take in, actively and passively, makes an impression on your subconscious mind. Some you retain and can easily access, and some goes really deep.

But how deep does the subconscious mind go?

The depths of your being

First and foremost, I have no formal training in psychology, neuroscience, or any other sciences of the brain. What I share here is based on my study, observations, and life experience.

I believe that part of what determines the depths of your subconscious is experience, education, environment, and both passive and active observation.

Thus, people who do more, study more, constantly learn, and work to better understand life, the Universe, and everything, develop a lot of depth. Unlike a hard drive, which has limited capacity, the human mind is nearly limitless.

The thing is, the subconscious mind is not just deep, but multi-layered. Because it’s subconscious, it’s not accessed via the conscious mind without active intent. So, the subconscious will not just hold things within, but sometimes bury them deep.

Why? One reason is that when we learn something new, something old and less useful gets shunted away…

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Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy. http://www.mjblehart.com