As per modern science, only two percent of our brain in conscious brain, three percent of the brain is subconscious and the rest ninety five percent is unconscious.
Unconscious brain is always working and is actually responsible for whatever we do in our daily life. Unconscious brain has all the following things stored:
Our identity – male, female, graduate, post graduate, uneducated, small, big, fat, thin, family values we learn, what to do, what not to do, our religion, customs, food habits, etc.
Our preferences – likes, dislikes, right, wrong, good, bad, etc.
Unconscious mind keeps on accumulating our identity and our preferences on a daily basis and makes a huge memory bank. Next time when we see an ice cream or think about ice cream, our mind quickly tells us to have one based on the memory we have stored.
This unconscious mind does not let us live in the present, it always makes us live a life which is based on the past experiences. With this kind of living style, thinking out of the box is not possible, we can only think of doing things which exist in our memory, this is like living with dependency on our memory.
If we can try to clean this memory of few things – our identity, our preferences then a new life can be started with new identities, with new preferences and doing all that can become possible that we want to do. May be start a new career, a new life, a new relationship with the same person, etc.