Reply To: "it" vs. "i"
But even if you justify the belief I suspect we extrapolate to self-centric beliefs (or have distanced ourselves developing these 'general' beliefs)
Such that 'women cannot be trusted' is interpreted as 'I cannot trust women'
It seems incompatible to believe the former without holding the latter to be true
I understand your point about ownership but I suspect the discomfort of the latter may potentially be more effective when clearing
I've experienced similar conflicts where I avoided using 'I' in favour of general statements. Once I resolved ownership or involvement in these beliefs no matter how uncomfortable the clearing was more effective and enlightening
I'd be interested which was more effective for you