Looking Within

The Technology For Your Psychology 

9:00 am - 10:30 am Looking Within- the making of" the story"

how stories are connected with beliefs, perception, emotions, and conditioning.

March 15, 2017

Exercise

How to find out an individual's program- This exercise will help you train your mind to utilize its capacity to respond in a healthy way rather than a habitual way, This is one of the steps to emotional freedom.

1. Who is the thinker of the thought? (Whose "tapes" am I playing...mom? dad? church? friend? etc.)

2. What is the purpose of this thought? (What feeling or emotion does it bring up for me?)

3. What will the consequences of this thought be? ( Healthy or unhealthy habits being formed, judgemental/critical or positive/affirming messages to myself?)

But it's dark and scary in there!

As you go through your life you usually look at other people

and events from your own perspective and only see things and

situations from your own point of view. Each and every one of us

fights to defend and protect our own point of view and

perspectives...but do you really know what you are fighting to

defend and protect?

Where does your perspective come from? Your individual

perspective depends on how you were raised, the events you

experienced throughout your life, and the stories you told yourself

about those events. Family, friends and peers, teachers, religious

groups, cultural groups, etc., have taught you what was right,

wrong, good, bad, acceptable, and unacceptable. This education in

“who we should be” has been called “domestic conditioning” by

some.

Much of the drama and distress in your life stems from not

just your experiences, but the reactions, perceptions, beliefs and

conditioning about those experiences that you have taken on from

others.

Whether that information you received was a real truth, a

distortion of the truth as presented by your parents, peers, or

teachers, or stands that you took about yourself and your life, it

lives in your mind as an image and a real condition. That image is

not really you. It has a life of its own within you until you

examine it with objectivity and awareness to determine if the

image is really your truth or one you have taken on from others.

Looking Within

Looking within is stepping into an internal realm. You

become a witness to your own acts. Every category of self-investigation

in this course has techniques to assist in creating

internal balance. You will look at what emotions are “stuck” and

trace the feelings back to the original event where you made a

“stand” about who you were or what life was about. You will see

rationalizations, justifications or even excuses as to why you have

taken those stands.

The word “stand” seems to indicate an immovable,

unchangeable position. But by looking within, you will find your

“stands” are simply patterns of reactions and behaviors you took

on based on past situations or experiences, and therefore

completely within your power to change when the time is right for

you.