No wonder we feel like a victim of circumstances or a little out of control at times.
The subconscious mind is like a giant storage room that contains all of our life experiences, our skills, our memories, our beliefs and everything that we have been through or seen or continue to absorb. It is able to take in far more information per second than what our conscious mind perceives during that same second.
How much more powerful and more effective our lives would be if we based our decision making on conscious choice.
Totally unconscious choices are those decisions made without thinking about the consequences to you or someone else. These choices tend to be habits. Good habits such as daily brushing your teeth are beneficial but other bad habits that you unconsciously slip into rob you of your sense of control or a more fulfilling life.
On the other hand we may make a conscious decision but not take the time to really understand why we are making that decision and the implications behind it. In this situation, your subconscious is directing your choice. You may decide not to go for the interview for your "dream job" because you do not feel capable. As a child you may have been told you were "stupid" or that a particular occupation was not practical. This belief was stored in your subconscious and it will rear its ugly head and influence your future career decisions time and time again if your subconscious is left to call the shots.
Fully conscious decision-making has an awareness of subconscious conditioned fears but does not allow them to take the reins. The fully conscious choice is created by looking at the different aspects of the situation, balancing the pros and cons and tuning into the intuition and how the body feels - the "gut" feeling before making the final decision. This way, you are no longer the victim of the situation but rather the victor who is empowered and in control. Things may not always work out the way you would like them to but at least you did the best you could with the information and the problem-solving skills that you consciously used at the time. You can take full responsibility for the consequences.
So today, empower yourself and improve your life - Consciously Choose to Choose Consciously.