The Cameron Method - Newsletter Archive
12 April, 1998 - Bouncing High - Inner Resilience (Part. 1 of 3)
The fine book "How High Can You Bounce?" by Roger Crawford spotlights the important trait of inner resilience. Crawford is one who should know about it.
Once told he would never walk (because of vast physical challenges from birth), he became a Division 1 college athlete and was certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association. He has simply accepted challenges over and over and continued to do "what it takes" to get to where he wanted to go in life. He is the epitome of what he espouses.
His book is separated into three sections, each with a life-focusing question for you to ask yourself. These are classic questions, and are useful to ask at different points in your life. Try the first one now. (We will look at the other two in following newsletters.)
Where are you coming from?
In our individual work with clients using The Cameron Method, we first develop what we call a "Mind Map" of a client's responses to life judgments from early childhood on. Your inner history is driving you whether you know it or not. It is always useful therefore, to take a look at where you are "coming from."
Think about a separate part of life at a time, and look back to recognize the influences in your past. Then, take a look at each from a different perspective. How would it look if you hadn't been raised in that family; if you weren't so caught up in that particular point of view? Could it be seen another way? Try it for the exercise. It is good for your flexibility and emotional growth. Your villains can change.
After you decide that a particular mindset or point of view may be detrimental to you and your goals, use The Releasing Strategy to let go of these negative attitudinal blocks.
Try these examples, saying each aloud until it is easy to say:
- I release my belief, perception and judgment that I can't let go of my old view of the world.
- I release all fear of betraying anyone in my family if I let go of negative attitudes.
- I release all unwillingness to change how I look at something.
- I release my belief, perception and judgment that I can't let go of blocks or limits because I've had them so long.
- I release all fear of changing how I see something.
- I release all fear of bouncing back after a challenge.
- I release my belief, perception and judgment that I can't be more resilient because I have felt stuck so long.
- I release all fear that I can't take charge of my life.
- I release my belief, perception and judgment that I can't get in control of my life and enjoy it.
Have a great day,
Sharon and Clark Cameron
The Cameron Group
Helping People Create Attitudes That Work For Them
"Attitude makes all the difference!"
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