The Garden

 

I like to use the metaphor of weeds in a garden.  Our conscious mind is like the weeds we see above the ground.  The roots below the ground are the subconscious mind.  We can whack at the unwanted weeds (behaviors) that we can see all we want, but the subconscious mind (the driving force)  just keeps pushing up new weeds (unwanted behaviors). In other words, the unwanted weeds (behaviors) just keep growing.  Once the subconscious mind has been re-educated through hypnosis, and accepts new beliefs to be correct and true, it then manifests new behaviors like beautiful flowers and shrubs (not ugly unwanted weeds).