Thomas Edison…ever heard of that guy? Well, if you have ever turned a light on, you owe him some thanks. He had over a thousand patents and was the inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture, and many more. Needless to say, he was a very smart and creative man. But where did his creativity come from? Who can say for sure, but I think Mr. Edison gave us a hint in this simple quote…
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”
“The answer just came to me.”
Have you ever had a problem that you were worrying about? A problem where you needed a plan or an answer but couldn’t think of anything? You may have spent hours thinking about it with no luck. You have tried to think of every angle to find the best answer, but it just alludes you. You get tired of thinking about it and give yourself a break from it. But then, maybe later the same day, or some time the next day, while totally not thinking about the problem, the answer jumps into your head. Where did it come from? That is the power of your subconscious mind. Though your conscious mind was doing other things, your subconscious mind was working on your problem and you didn’t even know it. Low and behold, it spits out an answer, like a revelation, when you didn’t expect it.
The Power Of The Subconscious Mind
There have been books, movies, and conferences that talk about the power of the subconscious mind. You may have read one of these books, seen the movies, or attended a conference that may have seemed a little far fetched. I have to admit, there are even times where I was like, “really???” But who am I too judge? What I can tell you is that I have had those revelations that came from no where, when I least expected them. I know these came from my subconscious mind. It can be very powerful, some even say mystical. Regardless of what you have heard, good or bad, I suggest you put it to work. If you are still not convinced, take the new car scenario…
The New Car Scenario
It’s that glorious time to go out and buy a new car. You have been thinking about what to get and you have decided on an Acura TLX ( or insert your favorite car here). As soon as you have decided on what you want, you begin to notice them everywhere. You can’t ride to the grocery store without seeing at least three of them. Everywhere you look, you see your favorite car. But guess what, they were always there, but you were not in tune with them. You hadn’t put your subconscious mind to work, but now that it knows the object of your desire, it will point it out everywhere. This is just one of the powers of your subconscious mind.
Put It To Work
Mr. Edison is trying to tell us to put our subconscious minds to work for us. He is suggesting, in his quote, that right before you go to sleep at night, think about a challenge, situation, or problem for a few moments and then let it go. This could be something at work, a relationship you want to improve, or a needed answer to something around the house. Think about that challenge, situation, or problem for a couple minutes, right before falling to sleep. While you sleep, your subconscious mind will work on the problem. The next day, some answers will start coming to mind. Your subconscious mind will have come up with some solutions and present them to you throughout your day. Take Mr. Edison’s advice, and don’t waste a night of sleep without giving your subconscious something to work on.
I know, this may sound a bit strange, but I strongly suggest you try it. Always have something working in your subconscious mind. I remember I needed to come up with a laptop for my son for college. I only had a couple laptops, but they were used for something already. I knew some creative thinking would help me make one available. I thought about it for about 5-10 minutes and then let it go. The next day, while in church, the answer just came to me. I knew exactly what to do and my son was able to go off to college with a great laptop. All thanks to the power of my subconscious mind.
If you don’t believe me or Mr. Edison, try it for yourself. Give it a shot for a week and experience the results for yourself. This doesn’t take much effort, but can reap some of the best rewards!!!