A phrase we’re all too familiar with. We’ve either slandered an individual who we deemed worthy of the sentiment or been on the receiving end being accused of it. In the conscious world, this phrase often represents an individual who’s “energy (vibration)” emits that of a superficial- hierarchy, feeling above and beyond ordinary circumstances ordained to the average person. We all know this person … frankly because “we’re” often that person, minus the conscious sense of arrogant superiority.
So how are we also representatives of this personality trait?
How does it carry over if we’re not consciously making an effort to claim superficial-hierarchy? You might be thinking “I’m not that person!” and this might be true … But that truth only applies to your conscious level of thinking. We’re often unaware just how much we constantly try to “subconsciously” manipulate any situation to suit our liking (Mental Comfort Zone). So while we may not portray the blatant- conscious characteristics of whom we’d tell to “get over themselves,” we need to recognize and fix this same thing in ourselves on a subconscious level.
Let’s look at an everyday subconscious formality.
For the sake of dialogue will call this “Complacent-Sabotage”. When our “subconscious” is triggered by a situation we’re given the “conscious” que that the situation is either of substance, or we’re being reinforced that something in our lives requires attention. If it’s something we’d rather not address will ignore the que, and tuck back into our subconscious; but not before justifying our reasons for not taking action. This is the “get over yourself” that isn’t so blatant. But it serves as an enabler for us to continuously resort back to comfortable, often toxic habits.
We may not understand the source of our toxic habits on a subconscious level, but we “always” chose and understand the actions we take going forward, even when that action goes against our improvement. Rather than face obstacles dead on and embrace the newness of the challenge, we’d rather tailor fit that obstacle to make it safer, doable, and familiar with our subconscious safe zones.
The way to catch your subconscious in the act and possibly reverse the coming action is to recognize it in the moment. When you’re confronted with a situation (even very minimal) attempt to latch onto your “initial thought/feeling” and the safe action your subconscious ques you to protect. It could be something simple as approaching a giant crowd of people and feeling the need to turn away. Or it can be the feeling before walking through the doors of a gym. Consciously one could say “I hate crowds” or “gyms make me nervous”. But subconsciously the reasons behind hating crowds or nervousness in gyms are most likely linked to these things being outside the realms of or comfort. And uncomfortable situations cause us to seek complacency.
Give this some deep thought and see if you can come up with underlying reasons for complacency and sabotage.
Do you value your “sabotage” more than your “goals”? Do you accept your challenges as is or add a little “my-way-or-the-highway spread” on top so they taste better? Are your goals straight forward and fanatical, or smart and specific? And you “comfortable” thinking about your goals? If so, why? …. Is it a comfortable goal? Is it a goal if it’s comfortable?