Connecting outcomes to beliefs
When something bad happens to you, instead of criticizing, ask: What actions led to this outcome?
What decision led to those actions?
What was the thinking behind the decision?
What emotions gave rise to that line of thought?
Finally, what core belief do you hold that triggered the emotions which inspired the thoughts that led to decisions and actions, and ultimately a result?
The inner work of tracing outcomes through this chain of consciousness back to our core beliefs is difficult and important. It is also a necessary step towards turning our deepest desires into reality.