If you ask people if they know that there are 2 types of consciousness, most people knew.
Ask them how often are they in the subconscious mode, most will guess about 50% of the time.
Let’s take a look:
- The hours that you are sleeping (put it as 8 hrs), you are residing in the subconscious mind.
- Almost all of your automatic functions like breathing, heart beat, digestion and so on has no time constraint. Some operate 24 hours. Your heart does not stop beating just because you are asleep. Automatic functions are controlled by the subconscious.
- The remaining hours that you are awake is made up of working hrs and leisure hrs. People may think that in those waking hrs, they operate solely from their conscious mind. On the surface, this may be right. But the fact is they are wrong! Even in those waking hrs, occasionally your mind will slip into the subconscious mode. But let us just assume that 30% of the time our mind enter into the subconscious mode just to relax and escape from overloading, that is nearly 5 hrs.
If you add up the 8 hrs of sleep and 5 hrs of “escape”, that is already more than 50%.. We have not included the time that you are absorbed into doing the things you like such as reading your book of interest or involve in some activities you are passionate of. When you are focused on this activities, your mind enter into hypnosis – which means it enter into the subconscious mode as well.