Disbelieving a thought stops it from creating emotion

When we disbelieve a thought that has created a negative emotion, we stop creating more of that emotion. If someone treats us unkindly, we may believe, “If they treat me like this, it must be because I’m worthless”. If we perform poorly on an exam, we may believe, “If I performed poorly on the exam, it must be because I’m stupid.” When we believe these negative thoughts about ourselves, it creates unworthiness. But, if we investigate these beliefs, we may discover that they treated us poorly because they’re in pain, or that our failure was a result of insufficient studying as opposed to stupidity. When we disbelieve/disprove the conclusion/belief that created our unworthiness, that thought will no longer have the power to create more emotion (feeling / energy) of unworthiness. 

When we believe a negative thought about ourselves, it is adding dense or heavy emotional energy to our body. To perceive it visually, believing a negative thought is like turning on a faucet, adding water into a cup. When we disbelieve a thought, we stop adding emotional energy into our body. This is like turning off the faucet, so that there is no longer any water being added to the cup. This is clearly really important. In this course, we will work on disbelieving thoughts we have about ourselves and our life now, and we will also investigate disbelieving false conclusions from our childhood. For example, if our parents got mad at us, we can unconsciously conclude “If they are mad at me, it must be because I’m bad”. If our friend performs better than us on an exam or lego creation, we can conclude “I am inferior/stupid/defective”. A large portion of our current beliefs about ourselves were formed during our childhood, which is why it’s necessary to go back to our childhood to clear things up.

In this course, I will guide you to disbelieve many of the common thoughts that contribute to the anxiety you feel about exams.