YOU GET WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


Can this be true? I get what I believe in? I know your immediate response may be, "No, that's not true". However, I ask you to hang in there with the possibility of that statement being the truth. For freedom lurks just over the horizon. If I can get over my beliefs in my own sickliness, obesity, and being persecuted, then these will, according to this theory, no longer be drawn into my life. "But the fat, sickness and persecution are all around! Open your eyes!"; I hear you respond. I suggest that you hold that unhappy response at arm's length and practice instead the happier beliefs for a time as in the next exercise.


Growth Exercise. Visualize (or pretend) several times a day for the next two weeks (1)being at your appropriate weight, (2)health and vitality, and/ or (3)love from and towards all your persecutors. (Pick only those visualizations appropriate to your difficulties.)


An important healing truth is that the body reacts virtually the same way to an imagined (or pretended) experience as it does to a real experience.

If you do this exercise, things will most likely start to change for you in very positive directions. Then you will have experienced some of the truth in the statement: you get what you believe in. Experience, my own and that of others, suggests that it may take months or years before you fully believe the statement. You get what you believe in has unhappy ramifications with respect to how undesirable unhappy beliefs really are (they attract more unhappiness and draw unhappy people/ situations into one's life). For more, perhaps you wish to read chapter 11, where the information closely parallels this section.

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Most of us are often stuck in "conditional" love, which usually does not last and is rather manipulative.

More Excerpts This Chapter
   LET ME HIT YOU WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER
   THE TYRANNY OF JUDGMENTS
   THAT IS THE WAY I AM
   YOU MAKE ME UNHAPPY
   YOU HURT MY FEELINGS- THEREFORE YOU SHOULD CHANGE
   STICKS AND STONES
   WE DIG THINKING RUTS
   SIZE AND CONTENTS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS
   NATURE VS. NURTURE VS. LIFEPLAN
   THE PERFECTION THAT YOU ARE NOW
   BE HAPPY GETTING WHAT YOU DON'T WANT
   YOU'LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT
   YOU GET WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN
   HOW CLOSE CAN WE COME TO "HAPPILY EVER AFTER"?

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