Accelerated Personal Growth

A One Day Seminar by Author, Counsellor & Speaker David J. Riddell.

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  1. My character is my destiny.
  2. My spirit is the artist.  My soul is its canvas.
  3. Training my mind to become my friend.

Challenge

  • Where are you going to go if your mind turns on you and becomes a dangerous place to be?

My character is my destiny

  • God cannot change your character without your permission.
  • David will give us the tools.
  • Its up to us whether we want to use them.
  • “I insist you think today; this isn’t church!”
  • First step in emotional health is accepting responsibility for consequences of my choices.

“Why art thou cast down, oh my soul?”

  • David’s spirit speaking to his soul.
  • Depressed people remain depressed by telling themselves lies.
  • “Telling Yourself the Truth” by William Backus

The Koran

  • Better some embarrassment for a short time in this life, than an eternity of shame in the next.
  • This is truth.

Denial

  • Don’t Even kNow I Am Lying
  • “The heart is deceitful above all things…” from the Bible.
  • “Don’t step on my denial.” Not wisdom.
  • Hell is a place of hiding.
  • Heaven is a place of transparency.

Your attitude will determine your altitude.

  • It is what people will remember of you, after they’ve forgotten your face.
  • It’s what your children live with.

We automatically discount any fact which disagrees with anything which we’ve already decided is true.

  • One wrong conclusion as a child can inoculate you against truth for the rest of your life.
  • e.g. the child of divorce leads to belief that, since you can’t trust anybody else, you can only trust yourself.
  • Hell is both a delusion and a reality.
  • You change your reality by changing your mind.
  • “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.”

The true sequence

  1. Outside = visible, words, actions, physical appearance = behaviour
  2. Inside = emotions that drive it.
  3. Inside = self-talk that produces the emotion.
  4. Inside = beliefs which drive that thinking. 
  5. Subconscious assumptions.

Sexual Orientation

  1. Born with it = Not true
  2. Choice = Not true
  3. Imprinting = subconscious conclusions = True

Old bruising

  • If you want to find a bruise, ask yourself, “where do I still over-react?”
  • Marriages cannot survive cross-matching of old bruises.
  • Faith is not a guarantee of a good marriage.
  • Idealists end up disillusionists.

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