There are forces in our unconscious that direct our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. You can call these forces unconscious beliefs. We have many of them that are helpful such as the automated routine for brushing our teeth or driving on the correct side of the road. We don’t think about these programmed behaviors and we don’t need to. Our brain has learned to run them as automatic programs in our unconscious mind and leaves our conscious attention to make new decisions. However, problems arise when our unconscious beliefs create patterns and habits of emotional reaction, sabotage, negative thoughts, procrastination, and destructive behaviors. In those cases, those invisible unconscious beliefs direct our mind and emotions to do things we don’t want. Continue reading
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This video breaks down some of the beliefs that might be below the surface of awareness. The “need to be right” can have unconscious benefits emotionally.
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|#39: What is a belief?|
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|#35: Sexual performance anxiety|
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|#28: Conscious awakening|
Waking up to the unconscious beliefs in your mind is an uncomfortable and disconcerting realization. In this episode I outline what is happening so you can keep the process in a larger perspective.
|January 21, 2010|
|#26: Overcoming fear of what others think of you|
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|#14: Free will|
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