What is the subconscious mind? How can it help us if we do not have control over it? It is believed that at a given point in time, due to the voluminous things that we do in life, starting from the number of people we know, places we have been, quantity of information that we have ingested over a period of time, our brain opens only a part of it each day and what we believe is our consciousness, is a series of neural chains that are active at a given point in time.Sometimes, our thoughts could become as narrow as we see in this picture, as a corner of a tunnel - This is the limited view of the world we could have, if we spring from this place. However, if we spring from the outside world, built a tunnel for ourselves, and end up in this spot, we would want to follow this way and keep going until we reach the Horizon, find Sunshine and see the world outside.
The chain is really huge, and each time we encounter something in our lives, there is a phase shift in our thought patterns and that leads us into new decision making and takes us to an all new world based on what choices we make. Slowly as and when these connections are formed deeply, it gets rested at the background and becomes the core part of what we might begin to call as the subconscious mind or the unconscious mind. This is not an alternative mind, or something that doesn't exist, but the same exact part of ourselves, that we created in the past but thats not in our immediate recall in the current moment unless struck by an incident or a larger than life event. So ultimately this drives the way we look at life and our happiness depends on it.
To run by some examples, when we have a sudden encounter with a person at a bar or a coffee shop, sometimes we feel that we have met these people somewhere or they resemble someone we might have met before, if we end up talking to them, without our control we tend to become more friendlier than we would, if it was a completely new stranger. This shows that our subconscious mind plays a major role in some of our decision making process and how we tend to lead our lives.
Thoughts travel exactly the same way we travel outside in the roads in different lanes. while we could go in roads with lots of traffic and get jammed or find another way out that could takes us back on the right direction. There is only one guide in this process and that is YOU.