What Pushes Your Buttons?

A reader recently asked me to help her find a target for the 3 ‘magic’ Logosynthesis sentences.

As we talked about different buttons that triggered her distress. She had lots of stories to share. Nothing particularly stressful had happened to her and yet she was feeling some intense responses to incidents that she considered pretty minor.

As I listened closely to understand what all those incidents might have in common, I heard her refer to a fundamental belief about how the world worked.

I don’t have permission to share her fundamental belief, but a sample of other beliefs might be:

  • Everyone is my friend.
  • If I do what is right, everything will be okay.
  • The man should be in charge of his family.
  • People are not to be trusted.
  • I am not enough.

There are many others–most of them not particularly logical.

With this reader/client, she inserted “this belief that…” into the sentences.

When I asked her about her experience, she looked a bit stunned, said “I guess it’s not always true,” and began to sob.

Giving up a cherished belief caused grief, and, it opened the possibility of change that has the potential for much greater happiness.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 89 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Little Stuff Adds Up

You have an opportunity to freeze energy almost every day of your life.

It takes attention to manage your life and research has shown that the amount of attention we have available over a period of time is actually limited. It can be renewed by rest, meditation, time in nature, etc, but it’s like only having a certain amount of money to spend each day. When it’s used up, you need to figure out ways to manage without it.

Giving something your attention is a way of using your available energy. Once your supply is getting low, you have less energy to respond to demands on your time and you react emotionally instead.

You know those reactions are likely to get you into trouble at work or with another person, so you just quickly bury the whole messy business and go on to something else. That’s how you freeze energy.

If you do this often enough, it will probably lead to problems later. Things like exhaustion and burnout are some common results.

Taking time to reclaim that frozen energy using the Logosynthesis sentences can keep the problems from building up. You’ll know when you need to do this when those negative experiences resurface and get stuck in your mind. Take time to let them go!

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 101 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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It’s A Scary Story

Do you feel anxious about something that hasn't happened and probably never will? You're not alone.

When you were around 4 or 5 years old you learned to make up stories to explain the complicated world  to yourself. Sometimes those stories were scary, like monsters under the bed.

You could use stories like that to keep you from following your impulses to do things you 'knew' or imagined would get you in trouble — like getting out of bed and playing with your toys.

Sometimes you froze your energy around those stories into beliefs about who you are and what you deserve in the world. That frozen energy can be released using the
3 Logosynthesis sentences.

When you feel anxious about something that might happen you have created a scary story that may or may not have something to do with reality.

You react to your stories just as if they were real because that is the way people work. It does not mean there is anything wrong with you — it just means you are trying to explain your reaction to something.

You can use the sentences here too. Use them to take your energy out of the story you are telling yourself and free it to have available to use to do whatever you want or need to do.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 82 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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