“My main purpose for using Self Analysis was that I felt I was sabotaging a romantic relationship I was in. There were things my significant other would do or say quite innocently which I would blow out of proportion or make accusatory remarks toward him, thinking he was trying to hurt me in some way. Of course, this wasn’t true. Clearly, something from my past was interfering with the present.
“It was creating tension between us and I could sense that she was at the end of her rope, as the saying goes. She was patient but told me she couldn’t take too much more of having to defend herself against my false accusations. Self Analysis helped me to identify my ‘triggers,’ and realize that mental blocks could be removed.
“What I found most interesting were the seemingly simplistic questions, hundreds of them throughout the book, which, when answered honestly, brought greater clarification and self-awareness to my consciousness. Simple questions, such as‘Can you remember a time when you acquired something you wanted,’ or‘…abandoned something you knew you were supposed to have.’ I could actually feel my stress level decreasing and my focus increasing.
“I felt liberated. How? I’m not 100 percent sure, but this analysis helped to save my relationship with my significant other. We are at peace now, thanks to my owning up to my sabotaging ways, something that was initially unconsciously acted out. I can now stop myself when it occasionally comes back or is triggered by something. But these occasions are few and far between.”
By Gerrie Ezekiel