Or at least shrinking them to adorable little lizards.
We all hold on to old beliefs, some of which are so old, and so pre-rational that they take on lives of their own inside our minds. Many of them are adaptive, yes? They help us protect ourselves or compensate or some such prior to having real adult skills.
One of mine is being observed, looked at, talked to and I’m in the process of doing that shrinking/letting go/waving goodbye to etc one that has been causing more harm than good lately (for a good long time).
I’m thankful I get to do that.