Have you ever wondered why we would keep on criticizing ourselves to no end for a given error, as if we really believed that being harsh upon ourselves was going to promote change? Yet that belief contradicts the current findings of neuroscience in matters of transformation by way of self-acceptance, findings that backup perennial wisdom teachings. Indeed, wisdom has always emphasized understanding and kindness: “do not do unto others what you wouldn’t want others to do unto you.” So why is it that we would be harming ourselves, by being mean, micromanaging and intolerant? Moreover, what link are we missing, that we would use the same belief (I must use force to discipline myself), which ends up keeping healing at bay?
To this, Bruce Lipton offers: “while the Biology of Belief focuses on the nature of how your personal beliefs affect your personal life, what we are realizing now is that collective beliefs have a much more profound effect.” This is to say that our attachment to harmful beliefs (e.g.; I’m “no good”) comes from a deeper source than just our individual story – that there is a global story of pain, which is much more potent, and thus much more arduous to contend with.
To begin undoing this intricate web, the New Essenes propose two possibilities: 1) to go to the most influential book ever – the Bible: whether living in Timbuktu, Paris or Hong Kong, it is likely that we have heard of the myth of the garden, namely Adam, Eve, the Snake and a Tree, characters who were “no good,” and who did something very, very “wrong;” 2) to have a complete different way to look at it: the wisdom teaching of the Bible is not in its story lines, but in its minute essence – the Hebrew alphabet.
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