Saturday, March 10, 2012

Experiences

You have formed an opinion, of yourself, based on your experiences. Because you see these experiences as either "good' or "bad," you have made judgments about yourself based on the belief that your experiences are who you are. For instance, if you were sexually abused as a child, you may feel that sex is not natural and that you are dirty or "bad" when you have sexual feelings. When you have a "bad" experience, the severity of your self judgment and negative belief around the experience is based on the duration and severity of that experience. Going back to the sexual abuse example, a child who has an incident with a stranger is probably much less traumatized than a child who is abused by a parent for many years. But there really are no degrees. All experiences are temporary, and what is false, is false. We do not need to delve in to or define what is not of God except to say that it is not of God. Remember that all experiences are temporary. He is eternal. You are eternal. The experience is something you have experienced, not who you are. Do not let any experience define you.

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