When we have some fear, it seems to the person having that fear, that the fear makes sense. If you have a fear, it would seem that fear is real and is valid. But often — if not most of the time — that fear is at least overblown. Sure, there are times when a fear is valid.
But since our system is designed to over-fear, we suffer fears that are neither logical nor valid. Since some fears are legitimate, it is tough to decide what is fair fear and what is useless.
In fact, those fears aren’t just useless, they are limiting. They keep us from moving forward with living.
In prior episodes, we have examined how our thoughts lead to feelings and fear, that any emotional state can be tracked to thoughts you are having, independent of reality (although it may reflect some reality).
So, in this episode, David Wood returns to examine how beliefs affect and create our thoughts. Which leads to the fact that our emotions and fears and their roots in our beliefs. Beliefs that may not be true.
But how do you test a thought, to see if it is real? How do you examine a belief, to see if it is valid? David pushes the envelope with an example, and follows up with a clear protocol for testing beliefs and thoughts.
Listen in below.