“Make a list of the beliefs you still hang on to which no longer serve you. Seeing them in writing will help you identify how absurd it is to stay rooted in the beliefs of others. As you examine your beliefs, see how many start with “should’ and ‘shouldn’t”. These kinds of sentences were your earliest training and may still occupy such a large space inside you that you have no room for new knowings.
Look for sentences like: You should pay attention to what your neighbors think. You should be angry when people mistreat you. You should hate your enemies. You shouldn’t disagree with me. You shouldn’t be happy when others around you are suffering. You should feel guilty about your success when others have so little. You shouldn’t forget about what your father always believed.
There is a long list of should-beliefs that inhibit your entrance to the bliss of a spiritual life. Those beliefs must be replaced with knowings that come from your personal experience.”
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Your Sacred Self”
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