The Absolute Beliefs
“I’d never believe something without questioning it first!” … Really? … Never?
When we hold a belief that is so absolute there is no escaping it, this has real consequences for who we are, how we behave and how we react to situations or people. Yet we don’t always realise we are being so totalitarian.
Even if we catch ourselves uttering definitive sentences, we might wonder why it matters – “So what if I think all women love shopping?” or “So what if I believe relationships always end badly?” or “I’ve never been any good at maths, why should I care now?”
Rather than suggest it is absolutely necessary, Paul and Sam simply suggest it might be worth exploring a belief you have that seems inflexible… join them as they share some tips for how to identify an absolute belief, and then some ways to gently challenge this – from the ridiculous to the more scientific!
You might also want to ponder: What would it mean to you if it wasn’t always true?
Many thanks to Rob for the topic suggestion that sent us down a rabbit hole, where we discovered Pandora’s Box!
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