The simplest way to find beliefs is to look for its symptoms: unease, stress, tension, defense and so on.
And I also find that sometimes, it is helpful with a more targeted approach. To look for beliefs that block actions that seem more sane, wise, kind and mature in a specific situation.
I can image and look at actions that look more sane, wise, kind and mature in this situation. What may they be? What options look the most sane?
What are (some of) the beliefs that hinder this action? How do I stop myself by taking certain stories (viewpoints, identities, roles) as true?
What do I find when I inquire into each of these stories? Is it true? What happens when I take it as true? Who would I be without it, in this situation? What are the truths in its turnarounds? How would it be to live from some of these turnarounds?
I can then let go of the initial ideas and leave it open. What seems the most wise and kind here, in this more open landscape of possibilities, and in this specific situation?
- finding beliefs that block action
- simplest way to find beliefs: look for the symptoms (unease, stress, tension, defense etc.)
- sometimes helpful to be more targeted: look for beliefs blocking action that seem more sane, wise, kind, mature
- imagine, look at actions that seem more sane, wise, kind, mature, what may they be in this situation?
- what are (some of) the beliefs hindering this action? how do I stop myself by taking certain stories (viewpoints, identities, roles) as true?
- then inquire into these, and leave it open – see what seems most wise and kind here, in this more open landscape of possibilities (let go of initial ideas)