The concepts referred to in my earlier post on 'Time' are actually based on research and observations by scientists such as Bruce Lipton PhD who wrote 'The Biology of Belief'. He observed that the sub-conscious mind is a repository of stimulus/response tapes derived from instincts and learned experiences when we are just small children. Researchers at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute found that baby chimps learn simply by observing their mothers behaviour. The conclusion reached was that in human children also, the fundamental behaviours, beliefs and attitudes we observe in our parents become 'hard-wired' as synaptic pathways in our sub-conscious minds.
As children, we do not come with a manual on how to deal with new experiences and so our interpretation of life is based on a very limited knowledge base and the opinions, prejudices and beliefs of those in our environment. The sub-conscious mind is like a programmable 'hard drive' into which our life experiences are downloaded to produce automatically generated 'stimulus-response' behaviours.
It will play the same behavioural responses to life's signals over and over again throughout our life, despite our conscious, adult mind knowing that the behaviour is unhealthy.
The good news is that new developments in energy psychology or 'neuro-linguistic programming' have demonstrated that it is possible to access the original memory of the life event that caused the unhealthy behaviour programming, release the emotional charge holding it in place and reprogramme in more healthy and resourceful behaviours and beliefs. Journey work makes use of this technique also.
The underpinning negative beliefs held in our sub-conscious mind are also responsible for sabotaging our potential for success, happiness and good health; because however much our conscious mind may wish these things for ourselves, if the underlying programming contradicts this there will always be a degree of resistance and the sub-conscious mind will relentlessly continue with its automatically programmed responses.
Hence if the underlying belief is that 'there is never enough time', we will be sub-consciously drawn towards a set of circumstances that confirms this! Research in Quantum physics also supports this; demonstrating the power of thoughts to physically influence events and outcomes. (Ref: 'Its The Thought That Counts' by David R. Hamilton PhD).