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How to Consciously Alter Your Beliefs Successfully

How to Consciously Alter Your Beliefs Successfully

There are two ways to get at your own conscious beliefs. The most direct way is to have a series of talks with yourself. Write down your beliefs…. Invisible beliefs are simply those of which you are fully aware but prefer to ignore, because they represent areas of strife which you have not been willing to handle thus far. [The other way:] You can work backward from your emotions to your beliefs…. Both approaches require honesty with yourself.”

There are various ways of altering [a] belief…. Generate the emotion opposite the one that arises from the belief you want to change, and turn your imagination in the opposite direction…. Consciously assure yourself that the unsatisfactory belief … is not an aspect of reality.”

“Your point of power is in the present … You hold beliefs that you can alter at any time. Many individuals die young, for example, because they believe so strongly that old age represents a degradation of the spirit and an insult to the body. They do not want to live under the conditions as they believe them to be.”

“You have not as yet completely examined your beliefs. [Example:] You are overweight…. You say “I will think of myself at my ideal weight”. But you still overeat. In your mind’s eye you still see yourself as overweight…. [But] examine your beliefs further…. You may, for instance, find that you believe you are not worthy, and hence should not look attractive. Or that health means physical weight and it is dangerous to be slim…. Or you may find that you feel and believe that you are so vulnerable that you need the weight so people will think twice before they shove you around. In all cases these ideas are conscious.”

- SETH (The Nature of Personal Reality)