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Lesson 5

“I am never upset for the reason I think.”

This idea can be used with any person, situation or event you believe is causing you pain.  Begin with searching your mind for sources of upset and the form that upset takes. The upset may seem to be anger, frustration, fear, disappointment, envy, anxiety, etc.  Each of these emotions seem to be different, energetically this is not true. Until you learn how energy works, applying the same idea to each emotion separately is the first step in ultimately recognizing they are all the same.

Today, phrase the idea this way:
“I am not disappointed with ____ for the reason I think.”
“I am not afraid of ____ for the reason I think.”

In these exercises you may find it hard to avoid giving greater weight to some subjects than to others.  If you do, try starting the exercise with the statement: “There are no small upsets. They are all equally uncomfortable in my brain.”  Then examine your thoughts for whatever is upsetting you, regardless of how much or how little you think it is doing so.

You may also find yourself less willing to apply today’s idea to some experiences of upset than to others. If so, include this:  “I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go. For the purposes of these exercises, I will consider them all the same.”  Then search your thoughts for no more than a minute, identifying a number of different forms of upset that are disturbing you, regardless of the relative importance you may give them. Apply the idea for today to each of them as phrased before.

Full script:

“There are no small upsets. They are all equally uncomfortable in my brain.  I cannot keep one form of upset and let the others go. For the purposes of these exercises, I will consider them all the same. I am not (worrying, angry, disappointed) about (money, my partner, my weight) for the reason I think.”

3-4 times during the day is enough.

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