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I use Dostoievsky, Dreiser, Lagerkvist, and others.
I found it in Visualize Confidence by Kerwin Rockefeller available in many bookstores.
Here’s how he puts it:
“Imagine you are planning a dinner party. You’re creating a guest list and you want to invite all the people who have inspired you over the years. These people can be real or imagined, such as characters in a book or movie. They can be celebrities, inspirational philosophers, artists, scientists and religious figures, and even family members and friends.”
That’s it. You have lots of people to inspire you and give you information. And it all comes from the deepest parts of us, where we are all people and all things, according to some thinkers. Or we get this inspiration from the ether or the universe where all knowledge is formed and stored, an idea proposed by other philosophers.
The Rockefeller Book, Visualize Confidence is a must for the writer’s bookshelf.
He also walks the reader through another exercise to find a confidence coach.
There is a risk. If you find you are intimidated by a famous writer, like Tolstoy, then imagining such a gathering may do more harm that good. It is probably a good idea to pick people you would be comfortable listening to, like those who you would like to invite to an actual dinner party. Some great writers make poor dinner guests.
It was this book–Visualize Confidence–that convinced me that I would be better off creating inner parents than trying to wrestle with the abuse memories. That’s how I eliminated a lot of blocks created by my crazy family.