The Delete Button - Incoming
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The other day, I was relating how, until a person is around 9 or 10 years old, they do not really have a critical barrier, a guard or filter for things coming in through the 5 senses. Until the critical mind is developed, every thing a child sees, hears, smells, tastes, and feels, either by touch or by emotions, ...experiences...is taken as Gospel Truth.
The bad ideas installed in a child's “hard drive” become a part of his behavior. “You're just like your dad. You can't do anything right. You're always late. Naw, he never eats anything, or even, he eats absolutely everything, etc. ” Damage is done, and those bad ideas are then built upon so that the damage is compounded as the child goes forward in life and turns into a damaged adult.
The child will accept ideas without judgment. But when judgment becomes part of the mind, any idea that comes in, that is not in agreement with the evidence, that the child's subconscious mind has collected already, will be tossed out of court.
And what this means is that each adult from the age of, say 12 on, has developed a critical mind, and what that means is that every adult has a built in delete button. A personal veto pen.
And what that means is that you...yes, you, never have to feel put down ever again in your life.
When you hear, “You're late!!! You're always late!!!”
Your judgment says, “yes, I'm late”. But you know that you are not always late. It's something you can work on. And you also know you'll never be able argue with the accuser, so there's no sense in doing that.
The “You're always late!!!” part, DELETE.
Then, replace with something positive. “I will be on time, going forward. I will establish a new record until people notice I'm always there a few minutes before. And day by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better”.
“You never finish anything!!”
You think - “Well, I haven't finished this. I've probably left a lot of things unfinished...”
But, 'I never finish anything?' DELETE.
Replace it by, “I will finish this, and, in the future, I'm going to consider if I can finish a thing, before I commit to it. And once I commit, I will finish. And day by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better”.
You'll get the hang of it. And when you say DELETE, close your eyes and remember this Delete Button with your finger on it and the buzzer sound.
Now, you may be tempted to say to yourself, “I'll TRY to be on time.” or “I'll TRY to finish it”.
Well, as Master Yoda says, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”