It is quite outstanding to truly comprehend how important a belief is. #Neuroscience revealed that changes in the brain occurring after an event unfolds generates a same change in the brain when someone has a belief in that event. This greatly impacts our decisions. It is important to believe in what is true, because truth benefits a person for the better, falsehood leads us astray. You can believe in whatever you want to be and become what you want to be as a result of that belief- but do you believe in what is true? Insert #knowledge. It is beyond just our wants and desires alone, which can be built on the empire of conditioning, like the operant kind. Example: Good experience=good result. Brain learns the experience is a result of the state/person you are in and generated a reward for you because of whom you are then, and implies there is no need to change and remaining who you are will generate the same rewards. However, if a different outcome occurs and you don’t get the same result, you have taught to conceive yourself as someone who is now unworthy, lowering #selfesteem and efficacy for self-care. If it does not generate same response- person becomes #depressed and #anxious. Insert #fear. Addiction towards reliving certain experiences until a same/previous reward outcome occurs for self-validation. In attempt to regain “control,” a range of personality issues emerge, facilitated by the ego to reclaim what was lost (learned) from the experience/ reward (resistance). Alternatively: one learns acceptance and which component of the experience held benefits that exposed which aspects need to be changed in oneself and which construed lies and broke down false knowledge? Self-esteem and worth emerge as distinct of the situation itself, as an element within your control and improved through what you do, not what happens to you. To cease falling prey to the compulsion of validation.
This is where cognitive #appraisal becomes imminent. You begin active engagement of the self, rather than an automated slavery to an environmental process. It helps to focus on the elements which entice improvement and self-stability ⭐️ #psychology #theself