Self-doubt post Landmark Forum
Date: December 23, 2003 02:52AM
I will tell you my opinion.
I went to the Landmark intro sessions, and i spoke up, and pointed out the errors made by the "Leader", and got into a big argument, and all the rest. And it never affected me at all.
What this leader was trying to do is MANIPULATE you.
She was running a TECHNIQUE on you.
I call it "Landmarking".
People i knew who got into Landmark tried to do it to me as well.
She called you a verbally abusive name in front of a group of people to try and SHAME you, and wound your Self-Esteem.
DO NOT LET HER!
Cast her out of your mind.
Get out a piece of paper.
Write at the top: EVIDENCE i am NOT a bitch!!!
Then make a massive list of all the good things people have said to you. Ask your friends, "hey, am i a bitch?" And they will say, OF COURSE NOT!
Look, this woman was just a nasty manipulator, who was trying to PUT YOU DOWN to gain POWER OVER YOU.
It has NOTHING to do with you as a person.
For instance, if a person with a psychotic disorder came up to you on the street, and screamed at you, YOU ARE AN EVIL PERSON!!!
Would that depress you?
Of course not, that person was having a psychotic episode.
This Landmark "leader" is a sick, disturbed, verbally abusive person. Do not let her vile verbal abuse touch you.
For instance, one reason Landmark had no power over me, is that when people have tried to "Landmark" me, it has no effect on me. I know what they are trying to do, and i just point it out to them, and mirror it back to them.
She was TRYING to hurt you, to get power over you, and put you down, to hook you into her courses.
Be STRONG, and powerfully cast that manipulator out of your mind.
Treat her like you would if anyone else tried to abuse you.
Her words were MEANINGLESS.
Be strong mentally, and do not let these abusers hurt you.
The verbal abusers can only hurt you, if you LET THEM.
Learn from this experience, and learn about the abusive techniques that nasty Landmark person tried to use on you, so they have no power over you.
The very fact you stood up, and pointed out the bullcrap being spewed by this person proves that you are an intelligent person with integrity!
If it were me, in my MIND, i would just tell her to f*ck off!! I'd say, Yo Landmark recruiter woman, you're the bitch!!! Get out of my brain!!!
Then just imaginally throw her out of your brain!!! I am 100% serious!
(not very elegant, yet very effective!)
Or, you can be like the Buddha.
When insulted by another person, just tell them you do not ACCEPT the "gift" of their insult, so the "gift" of their insult remains with them.
Use this experience to train yourself to ACCEPT yourself, and feel good about yourself, even if some crazies try and put you down.
Once you can see what these types of people are doing, and you know how to manage your own mind, these wackos can't touch you.