I dedicate this series to Princess Jessica who said: “What we allow into our minds programs us in sooooo very many ways…. Please expound.” This is the most complex series and difficult subject I have undertaken to simplify. Hope it works for you. (Part I is at post 555.)
Both mind and heart are continually changing, because they can be programmed and reprogrammed by Self, others, and even surroundings. The results make the difference in whether we just survive the storms of life or learn to dance in the rain, whether we live in harmony with a mate or not, whether we’re happy or not. This series focuses on programming caused by others and surroundings.
The subconscious mind absorbs much of what the conscious mind misses or ignores. For example, subliminal advertising repetitively flashes a word—e.g., PEPSI—on TV screen. It flashes too quickly for the conscious mind to perceive. Nevertheless, it penetrates the subconscious mind, unconsciously affects one’s current feelings, and creates some desire for the product.
In similar fashion, feelings, values, standards, and expectations residing in our subconscious mind can be gradually changed without our being aware. Witness how the sexual revolution has changed female thinking away from their instinctive hard-headedness and soft-heartedness to the opposite when dealing with men or trying to keep a man.
Other people manipulate our minds by using programmable techniques and pressures, such as those used by advertisers, propagandists, and cultural change agents such as political correctness advocates and community organizers.
Consequently, programming flows out of choices we make consciously or surroundings we deliberately or even absent-mindedly accept, but which program our heart in background mode.
The female, being naturally soft-hearted and energized by feelings, more easily buys into and accepts surrounding influences. She does so, that is, unless she exercises her natural hard-headedness and objects or withdraws from surroundings that offend her sensibilities, her sensitivity to moral or ethical issues.
Details follow soon.