Posts Tagged ‘Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)’
I have discovered over the past week some new and different insights. What strikes me as being odd is that these are the same particular insights that I’ve had before. But yet, they felt somehow different and even more awakening took place for me this time, than when they first appeared.
What I’ve noticed is that the very things we try to avert or turn away from, for example, something about ourselves or some label or diagnosis that we’ve been given, tend to haunt us. It seems that the more we try to get away from these things the more they close their grip on us.
When you don’t acknowledge particular things in your life, because you’re afraid that you may be focusing on the negative aspects too much, you actually are giving attention to it. Denial doesn’t simply mean that they go away; it means that we strengthen it with just as much lack of focus, as we do when we are intensely focusing on it. Of course, that makes it sound like an impossible situation. How are we supposed to ‘not focus’ on a particular issue? Read the rest of this entry »
Fear is a reaction to something or someone that we perceive as being dangerous, threatening or painful. Fear is not necessarily a bad thing, as it helps us avoid dangerous situations, like touching a hot surface, or swimming in rapidly-moving water.
Fear can also be related to the loss of a loved one. If, for example, a person is between the ages of birth to 18 years and dependent upon a parent to meet basic needs, this fear can become very deep-rooted. The same is true if you are older and suffered one or more significant losses.
We can also become frightened before speaking to a large group of people, or when boarding an airplane or just thinking about it, or seeing a clown or a dangerous animal. Each person has a set of induced fears. Read the rest of this entry »