Seth: “The harder you try to be “good” in such a case the more inferior vou will become in your own mind.”
Seth: “(9:34.) Now if you read a book in your situation that instructs you to contemplate goodness, to turn your thoughts immediately to love and light when you feel irritated, you are in for trouble. Such practices will only serve to make you more frightened of your natural emotions. You will not understand why you have them any better than you did before.
You may only hide them more cleverly, and perhaps become ill if, given the situation, you are not already.
The harder you try to be “good” in such a case the more inferior vou will become in your own mind. What do you think of yourself, your daily life, your body, your relationship with others? Ask yourself these questions/Write down the answers or speak them into a recorder. But in one way or another objectify them.
When you feel the rise of unpleasant emotions, take a moment and make an effort to identify their source. The answers are far more avail- able than you may have previously believed. Accept such feelings as your own in the moment. Do not shove them underneath, ignore them or try to substitute what you think of as good thoughts.
First be aware of the reality of your feelings. As you become more aware of your beliefs over a period of time, you will see how they bring forth certain feelings automatically. A man who is sure of himself is not angry at every slight done him, nor does he carry grudges. A man who fears for his own worth, however, is furious under such conditions. The free flow of your emotions will always lead you back to your conscious beliefs if you do not impede them.”
Session 642, Chapter 11, The Conscious Mind as the Carrier of Beliefs.
Your Beliefs in Relation to Health and Satisfaction, The Nature of Personal Reality