We have all been brought up with an inadequate, even a distorted, view of what kind of beings we are.
- Many religions tell us we were created by some deity, who even though being perfect, created us as imperfect beings, as sinners. This implies we were created with the psychology we have and therefore, there is not much we can do about it.
- Scientific materialism tells us we are evolved apes, meaning our psychology is the result of a very long process of evolution, plus the conditions we have been exposed to during childhood. This implies our psychology is the result of nurture and nature, and therefore there is not much we can do about it.
Both of these views are deeply disempowering, and HAP challenges both. The very foundation for HAP is that your psychology is NOT set in stone. It is a changeable entity, and you can attain the power to consciously change it. Why is that?
Because in reality, we are neither sinners nor evolved apes, we are:
We live in a world that exposes us to different physical circumstances. But where does your experience of those circumstances take place? It obviously takes place inside your mind, your psyche.
You experience the world from inside your psyche. Therefore, the conditions inside your psyche will have an influence on how you experience the physical circumstances outside your mind.
Why is this important? Because if you can change the conditions inside your mind, you can thereby change the way you experience the external conditions, meaning you can change your experience of life, your Life Experience.
We were all brought up to believe that the equation of life looks like this:
External circumstances = Your Life Experience
In reality the equation of life looks like this:
External circumstances + Internal circumstances = Your Life Experience
As you know, by changing one of the factors in an equation, you can change the result. You may not be able to change your external circumstances right now (with HAP you can also attain the power to change many of your external circumstances), but you can indeed learn to take command over your internal circumstances.
Think about it. Would your external circumstances be such a problem for you, if you were able to experience them in a more positive way?
So isn’t it obvious that we need to now consider how you can change your internal circumstances. However, before we get into that, we just need to consider what is the core of your mind.