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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