Introduction & Why it Matters
Fundamental to truth and discernment is an understanding of how beliefs are formed and the incredible power they wield. Uncovering subconscious beliefs and changing those that don’t support you are critical practices in the pursuit of truth.
Outline of Contents
This is a multi-part section that covers the incredible power of belief systems, why it matters, and how to reprogram subconscious beliefs. Use the outline below to guide or support your research. Select the heading to jump to that section.
- Definitions and distinctions between beliefs, core beliefs and knowledge
- How beliefs are formed
- Why and how they are so powerful
- Context, description and significance of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
- Definitions and exploration of the subconscious as the source of limiting beliefs
- Considerations and strategies for overcoming limiting beliefs
- Practices for self-study, expanding your vision, learning from emotions, and inviting your authentic voice.
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