The Truth About How the Subconscious Mind Works

Odille Remmert
4 min readApr 28, 2018

Who’s pushing your buttons?

The truth is, we’re not driving. We think we’re driving, in the same way a small child, sitting on his parent’s lap, with his hands on the steering wheel thinks he’s driving.

The good news is: We do have the option to graduate from child-on-parent’s-lap to pilot.

Think of the subconscious as an airplane. The airplane is on autopilot, constantly. The conscious mind, as the pilot of the plane, has no power to determine the direction of the plane by pushing it, repeating the instructions in the form of affirmations, or reasoning with it.

The only way to change the direction in which the aircraft is travelling is to change the coordinates in the autopilot. And that, we can do.

How is the Subconscious Mind Programmed?

There’s nothing mystical or complicated about it. The subconscious is programmed through experience.

From birth, every experience is interpreted by the subconscious, and then the meaning filed for future reference. This is how we learn who we are, and how the…



Odille Remmert

Author of: "Change What Happened to You: How to Use Neuroscience to Get the Life You Want by Changing Your Negative Childhood Memories"