Every now and then when I attend a talk, a class or a workshop, I would always hear speakers talk about the conscious and subconscious mind, about how the limiting beliefs in the subconscious mind would take over our conscious mind.
And during this past weekend, I attended a workshop on internet where the trainer talked about replacing the negative beliefs with the positive ones. He had us close our eyes and ran a positive affirmation meditation with us. And the participants were left to think that if we believe in these positive beliefs hard enough, our beliefs would be replaced.
But, seriously, does that really work? If you ask me, my answer is, “yes, it may”, during good times in our lives, when things are going the way we want, affirmation always works. But, what happens when things are not going our way, when we lose our job, our loved ones, something of great value to us.
It’s during these time that we get to find out what our beliefs really are and how much we really believe what we have been affirming all along.