The essence of reframing informs us that our "sense of 'reality'" arises as our constructions as we set various frames-of-references to and around the happenings and events of everyday life. This means that in the world out there—things happen... external behaviors, actions, events, interactions, conversations, etc. Then to those things (the EB—the first part of the formula), we attach meaning. And when we do, then human neuro-semantic reality begins.

While we attach meaning in numerous ways, we primarily attribute causation, association, and identification. Just listen to yourself and others talk! We humans forever, inescapably, talk about...

what causes what (causation, C-E, consequences, past— present—future)

what associates with what (linkages, equations, CEq, X=Y, EB=IS)

what identifieswith what (sameness, identity, classifications)

This by no means takes in all of the facets of meaning. But for our purposes here, it identifies the central and most crucial meanings that govern our lives. These meanings determine our neuro-linguistic and neuro-semantic states, the state out of which we live our everyday lives.

Thus as homo fideo ("man the believer") we all move out into the world with beliefs (or frames, models, paradigms, etc.). Yet because our received or constructed paradigms do not always serve us well-we frequently need to re-frame. In this chapter, we have explored five more ways to reframe a belief. And yet the fun of this semantic magic has only begun ...

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