When you switch from suffering to adventure, from fear to trust, you can be more objective about:
The experience — what actually happened in your life
The limiting belief — the story/narrative that you have around what happened
The sensations — in response to the limiting belief
The emotions — based on these sensations
The behavior — used to cope with the emotions
We usually go from 1 to 4 and 5; but we need to slow down, get curious and objectively look at 2 and 3. The true healing occurs here. Experience lasting transformation by changing the thoughts. Feelings are meant to be experienced, not numbed or avoided. Emotions are information that something is not true.
For example, one client suffered a heartbreak that left her feeling that she was not good enough. She then did everything within her power to be the version that she deemed “good enough”. Since there is no such thing and it was never good enough, she suffered. What was useful for her recovery was the exploration of why does heartbreak equal “not good enough”? Further we were able to delineate what sensations and emotions were associated with that faulty premises. This allowed her to release the limiting belief and rewire self-love, acceptance and belonging.
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“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”