|Dr. Mort Orman here and today, I want to begin a three-part series on how you can eliminate stress by challenging and then changing some of your most strongly held beliefs…and by thinking of your mind as an elevator.
In previous articles and videos, I have demonstrated how stress (in human beings) often results from faulty, incomplete or even completely wrong beliefs.
Whenever this occurs, the best way out—the best way to eliminate your unwanted stressful problems—is to honestly assess your faulty beliefs and replace them with even better ones.
But what do you need in order to be able to do this?
Well, the first thing you need is to correctly understand how your mind—and the thousands of beliefs it contains—actually functions.
You can start by thinking of your mind as being very similar to an elevator.
Your Mind As An Elevator: Main Floor
Just for fun, try thinking or your mind as an elevator, located inside a massive department store that consists of a main floor (where most people start out) and two lower floors which can be reached by going inside the elevator and activating the controls to descend.
Like most people, you start off on the main floor where all your conscious beliefs, opinions and attitudes are on display.
So too are the beliefs, opinions and attitudes of other people (alive and dead), which you are also free to adopt or reject as you wish.
It is on this main floor where all of our conscious, surface-level thoughts and beliefs (and other experiences) take place.
This is also a level where many faulty, incomplete or just plain wrongheaded beliefs also reside.
It is here that much of our stress gets created.
It is also here where many of our wonderful, useful and productive beliefs reside as well.
The challenge (for all of us) is to know how to distinguish which thoughts and beliefs are good for us…and which are not.
Your Beliefs Are Tied To The Other Two Floors
If you’ve ever tried to change (on your own accord) one or more of your deeply held beliefs, you probably found this is not so easy to do.
That’s because our conscious, surface-level beliefs (especially our incorrect ones) are almost always tied to deeper levels of beliefs and convictions that reside somewhere on the lower two floors.
So to really change a faulty surface-level belief, you almost always have to identify and challenge the deeper level beliefs that are tied to it and are giving it life.
How Can You Do This?
Simple. Just hop in your “elevator” and take a trip to the two subterranean levels of your mind.
In the next two articles in this series, I’ll explain how to do this.
To your health, happiness and success,
Dr. Mort Orman, M.D., International Speaker, Author And Founder Of The Stress Mastery Academy | http://DocOrman.com