By Cathy Eck
I’m Stuck, I Can’t Find a Belief
People usually call me when they are really stuck. Quite often their minds are saying “I can’t” over and over again without them noticing. The words are so familiar that when our mind speaks them, we listen. We don’t see that we are expressing a belief. We are sure the words are true.
People will say to me, “But Cathy I really can’t. I’ve tried everything.” They have tried everything, except the one thing that works. They have not tried letting go of the I can’t.
An “I Can’t” Exercise
So here is an exercise: Write down the words I Can’t on a piece of paper. Now allow your mind to complete whatever comes after the I can’t. Write as many answers to I can’t as you can think of. Keep going until you are empty.
Now read the list back while watching your emotions and your body. See if any of the answers that you wrote feel good. They shouldn’t feel good at all. In fact, they should feel horrible. Remember your emotions are saying that you believe what you wrote, and everything you wrote is a lie, a belief. Not one thing that you have written is true; you have found a whole bunch of beliefs. And you now know what to let go to move forward. You are no longer stuck.
If you feel like it, share your favorite “I Can’t” in the comments below. You can pretend it is confession!