You are what you eat applies to your mind as well as your body. Your subconscious mind is a sponge. What are you feeding it? Does controversy, violence, pain and suffering fill your eyes and ears daily from your television, radio and relationships? Your subconscious mind is absorbing this and then using it to generate what Bill Harris calls your Internal Map of Reality. Your senses receive millions of impressions each second and only a small percentage are passed through to your conscious mind. Most of the data is deleted. Those impressions allowed to pass through determine what you focus on and what you experience.
You aren’t even aware that the other impressions existed. Some of the data that survives is then distorted to conform to what you value and believe is true. The subconscious mind strives for consistency with your existing Internal Map of Reality even if your Map is inadequate. Once again, you are not aware how the data is distorted. Finally, some of the data is combined to reinforce generalizations and stereotypes you believe are true whether or not these beliefs are serving you well. And again, you are not aware of what the original data was nor how it has been generalized. How adequate is your Internal Map of Reality? Who wrote it? Are you traveling the highway of life using a 40 year old map written by your parents? The key is to increase your awareness and this is best accomplished through daily meditation. This also feeds your subconscious mind soul food from your heart. This is crucial if you want to determine who you are and how you create your reality.