David started the Self Mastery audio program because he discovered some things about himself that he didn’t like. It was principally the emotions and behaviors of jealousy, anger, and being controlling in relationships. He had been doing it for more than 25 years but was not aware of it. It was difficult to see himself having this problem because David’s belief system masked and justified his behavior as “helping people.” In his mind he was serving and helping people. He was so busy playing the role of the hero that he didn’t see himself behind the mask.
Becoming aware that we have a controlling side of our personality can be painful, but only if we judge our self. However, not making changes in our controlling behavior is even more painful when we realize what it does to the people we love, and the people that love us. Great relationships are based in respect. You can’t be respectful, and believe you know better than someone else at the same time.
The first step in overcoming controlling behaviors of jealousy and anger is to change our perspective. We have to start looking at things differently and see different choices before we can make those choices.
You can listen to the 7 1/2 minute short audio David mentions. It is on the page about Overcoming Jealousy.