I posted this link http://ow.ly/lQZEG yesterday on social media with the comment:
“Helps some, but not all”. When are they going to start looking in the right direction?
This referred to the treatment that some of the children were getting (CBT and NLP) which was effective for some, but not all. My point was that the doctors and helpers were persisting using ‘outside in’ methods of treatment, which is why it was only partially effective.
One of the comments on the post stated: “I do not see how one can NOT be in fear when bullets are whizzing by your head, bombs are dropping blowing houses up, there are people laying around bleeding to death with limbs hanging off their bodies, and there is no where to hide and you could be next.”
I want to clarify this comment along with my reasoning on this post -
Fear is a response by the body, the fight or flight response to save one’s own life. This is to be expected in a war zone. The body will need to be prepared to run, not digest food and reproduce. But… will every single person who is in the war zone have the same fight or flight response? No. Would everyone agree that bombs killing a child is a bad thing? Well, I’m guessing the person who fired it might disagree there.
The FACT is, that life is neutral. It is only our THINKING about events and circumstances that creates feeling, not the feeling itself. [Talking about different parts of the body having different thinking (see post) is still pointing to the FACT that it is happening ‘inside out’.]
The reason why I keep talking about inside out all the time, is that in pointing people in this direction, there is choice. Outside in = no choice. Inside out = choice. How we react to anything… ANYTHING in the outside world, is up to us. And yes, being outside of the war zone, on a beach in Hawaii, meditating, eating good food, being loved etc is perferable (for me at least) than being shot at in a war zone. But not for everyone (see The Hurt Locker for that one).
Life is neutral. Our experience of life only works one way… inside out. See this and freedom will come your way. Point the children towards this and there will be less of a need to change their thinking and more understanding that thought is just that… thought.