When anything didn’t work out perfectly, Janice felt guilty and apologized for causing the problem. She apologized a lot. And when she wished she could do something for herself she felt guilty about that too.

She barely remembered that once she was sure she caused her parents’ divorce. It happened when she was in kindergarten, and she “knew” that they were yelling at each other because of the note from her teacher.  Rational? Of course not! But she believed it.

From then on, she tried hard to be good because she was afraid of causing more problems. Being good meant following rules, getting good grades, graduating, getting a good job and marrying a nice young man. Being good was such a habit that she almost always deferred to what others wanted.

Janice isn’t alone. Kids adopt completely irrational beliefs when they are faced with things they don’t understand. If you did that you know that those beliefs persist, even when you know they don’t make any sense at all. And they shape your life.

It seems almost miraculous that saying 3 sentences about “this belief that I am guilty of…” can suddenly let you dissolve that belief. I did not believe it was possible until I saw it happen again and again.

That’s why I learned more about Logosynthesis, the process that uses these sentences, and eventually wrote “Letting It Go” to share that information. Get your copy and try it yourself.

This post is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 53 revised edition, P 58 original of  Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®). You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.