Invalidating your feelings
Doing so requires the courage and clarity to see yourself, so that you may begin the process of tearing down the walls that protect your heart.
When you find a step or suggestion that inspires fear, reluctance, or disgust, approach it with curiosity.
Your subconscious has milliseconds to decide which animal to pay attention to.
All of our ancestors who naturally paid attention to the positive stimuli in their environment (the boar) died out because they failed to identify the threats around them (the snake).
Have you owned the reality that life was inflicted upon you without asking and with it came trauma, abuse, disappointment and eventually death?
Do you acknowledge that these struggles will forever shape your life until you confront them and begin the healing process?
Second, your mind is forced to filter out almost all of the stimulation in any given situation (attentional filters).
Do you accept and acknowledge your dark side when it surfaces?
Do you embrace the part of you that is pessimistic, lazy, depressed, violent, crude and offensive?
Imagine that two articles about you have just been published. It claims that you are God’s gift to humanity, showers you in praise, and encourages everyone to follow your lead.
The funny thing about the negativity bias is that from an evolutionary perspective, it was a huge competitive advantage.