Buddhist psychology describes the mind as a field in which every kind of seed is sown. Seeds of happiness and sadness, compassion and selfishness, strength and weakness, hope and despair, understanding and ignorance, are all there. The Buddhists call part of this mind field the store consciousness.The store consciousness holds all of our experiences, our subconscious mind, and our genetic information, including the talents or burdens we inherited from our ancestors. It is continuously evolving and receiving seeds from our interactions with family, friends, and society. The seeds it receives can either remain dormant or can manifest.