Simply put, our CONSCIOUS MIND is our Awareness. Read AWARENESS is NECESSARY for FREE WILL to EXIST They include sensations- sight, touch, taste, etc. and things we focus on in the present. The Conscious Mind is creative in the sense that you can set a goal.
Freud referred to the CONSCIOUS MIND as the tip of the Iceberg. in The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton states that the CONSCIOUS MIND runs our life only 5% of the time with the rest of our life running on autopilot… in the SUBCONSCIOUS MIND.
The CONSCIOUS MIND allows us to question things, MAKE CHOICES as well as SET GOALS.
THE CONSCIOUS MIND IS THE GIFT OF FREE WILL.
The CONSCIOUS MIND is not the one running the programing to make those goals happen. That programming is run by the SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. Just because you consciously read a book about swimming does not mean your SUBCONSCIOUS knows How to Swim. Read The Power of the Subconscious Mind to learn how the programming in your mind works.