OK, so the diagram Bob Proctor uses doesn't look like this, but I think this is funny.  The diagram Bob Proctor uses looks more like a small stick person body with a large stick person head that's divided in half.  He got the concept from a man named Leland Van Dewall, but the concept, as far as Proctor knows, is from a man named Thruman Fleet.

So, picture the three parts: conscious mind, subconscious mind and the body.  The conscious mind is what we know on the surface - what we think and reason about.  It is where our free will lies.  We are most familiar with this part of our mind.  I like to also relate it to a book The Ant and the Elephant by Vince Pocente that I like to read.  The ant is portrayed as the conscious mind in the book.  It's the thinking and reasoning part of our personality.  It is our thoughts, in a nutshell.

The subconscious mind is like the second part of our personality.  In a nutshell, the subconsious mind is our feelings.  It is the elephant portrayed in the Ant and the Elephant.  It is the part of us that is big and slow to change because it remembers everything that ever happened, the good and the bad.  In our subconscious mind lies our paradigms, our deeply held beliefs.  It is because of what goes on in our subconscious mind that sometimes we hit a "wall" that we can't break out of. 

The body is the "manifestation of what's going on in the mind" as Bob Proctor states.  It is, in a nutshell, the actions we take, based on what's going on in our conscious and subconscious mind.  If we're going to change, we need to know what's going on inside as well as what's going on outside, Proctor also mentions.  The body takes us where our mind thinks we need to go.  Our body is what everyone sees, the physical part of us. 

Basically, the more we understand about the three parts of our personality, the easier it is for us to change and become the person we'd like to become.  We need all parts to help us in this effort.  Every part of our personality has an important job to do, if you will, in getting us to be where we need to go.

I hope this makes a little bit of sense.  Either way, let me know if you need help understanding or have comments on this concept.

Lisa Starr
Life / Corporate Coach

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