Updated: Sep 24, 2019
In our last post we spoke about finding your passion by reflecting on childhood.
In this post we are going to dive deeper and connect the dots. By the end of this blog you will make a connection to your childhood and understand how it relates to you today.
To make the connection we have to understand how our brain functions. Let’s look at the mind from 3 perspectives: “conscious, subconscious, and awareness”.
Conscious refer to your ability to respond to stimulus. Stimulus is defined as a thing or event that evokes a specific functional reaction in an organ or tissue. (According to Google).
Your subconscious is the part of the mind that we are not fully aware of.
Your subconscious influences your day to day actions automatic behavior and uses less brain energy which is usually the lower part of your brain according to neuroscientist.
An example is when you are traveling a familiar route, you tend to not have to think to much about that route.
Your subconscious mind is constantly recording data from your day to day actions. The things that stand out are impressions that tap into your emotions.
These impressions often times lead to automatic responses based on what the experience was that left the impression.
During childhood you developed patterns based on these impressions recorded in your brain which was stimulated by your experience. These recorded emotions lead to your automatic responses. These become your patterns. Due to the bonding mechanism the most powerful influence comes from the oxytocin produced by the touch of the parents. From birth the parents or guardians play a huge role on the mental patterns you develop.
Understanding the above leads to the understanding of your passions. You often wanted to make your parents proud. You tend to lean toward the things that made them happy.
This can develop passion.
Or it can be the things you enjoyed that were overlooked and you felt it. You tend to run from those things because of how it made you feel rejected if it was undermined as a child.
Childhood affects you in two ways:
It makes you run away from your passion
Or it makes you embrace your childhood passions.
An example would be Beyoncé. She loved singing and dancing as a child and makes a living off of it today. Her parents seen the passion and fed it helping that passion grow into adulthood success.
Here is a video entitled "how to read anyone" I suggest using this to read yourself and gain more self understanding on a psychologicl level:
On the other hand many run away from their passion feeling like it’s not considered work and will not make them money.
Ask yourself. Which did you experience?
This will help you to understand if you have been running from your childhood passions due to fear, or if you are embracing it. This is the first step to understanding your patterns and how it can lead you to success if you just changed a few of your patterns developed during childhood.
This leads to the third part
By understanding and being aware of your patterns you can change and tweak a few things to lead you to your desired results. Awareness is the key. Awareness is like the overseer of your brain and can influence your conscious actions by identifying the roots of the actions. You identify the roots by looking into your subconscious childhood experiences. By understanding the roots you unlock the ability to ascend mentally.
Understand your brain is the most powerful muscle in your body. If you gain control over your mental patterns, you open the door for your spirit to shine through from your heart.
To understand the mental patterns for success, I suggest checking out the video below. Organizing your thoughts and patterns are key components to your success.