The 95:5 Principle

An Article from the book ‘Are you a Super Leader?’ by Manoj J Lekhi.

Do you know that 95% of our mind is sub-conscious mind and only 5% is conscious? Our sub-conscious mind is loaded with memories, memories and memories from the past. All our skills, habits, conditioning and programs are part of our subconscious mind.

Mechanics of the Sub-conscious Mind

Unfortunately most of these memories which we harbour are low vibration memories and are the reason why people keep repeating same behavioural patterns again and again. When someone pins us we repeatedly react in the same way. This arises from a past learning embedded in our subconscious mind. It just requires different people to know what can pin us down and it fuses out.

Our bodies are nothing but programmed machines of our sub-conscious mind.

Body is ruled by sub-conscious mind and that is the reason why people try to make necessary changes or read books or attend workshops in order to bring positivity. They think they have achieved positivity but that’s not true. An understanding may take place at the mental level. But they have accessed only 5% of their brain i.e. the conscious mind (the third brain). The sub-conscious mind (1st brain called cerebellum) is still beset with past memories which influence bodily behaviour.

The body works like a machine on auto-pilot mode. This is run by a program, set by our sub-conscious mind based on past memories. 5% of conscious mind keeps on fighting with 95% of sub-conscious mind. In other words, the body is simply reacting the same way as it has been programmed.  Unless we make a big conscious effort by doing regular sadhana, we will remain like machines, on auto-pilot.

Based on this understanding the 95:5 principle is a rule we can apply to all areas of our life. It is the key to living a spontaneous, fearless and joyful life. This principle guides us to give 95% weightage, 95% focus, 95% energy and 95% time to the important aspects of our life; and to give only 5% attention to certain necessary activities which are supposed to be in our awareness.

Some examples of the 95:5 Principle

95% of our mind is sub-conscious

5% of our mind is conscious

95% listen to your Right brain

5% listen to your Left brain

95% follow your heart (inner voice)

5% follow your mind (logic)

95% give energy to ‘what you want’

5% give energy to ‘what you don’t want’

95% be with ‘what you want to create’

5% be with ‘the facts’

95% give priority to your inward journey

5% give importance to the outward result

95% be in Spiritualism

5% be in Materialism