These are the hardest situations when they arise organically, but I also seek them out myself to balance my point of view. As strongly as I believe one way, I need to research/look around for opposing views that are as strong as mine and feel the difference, perhaps try them out. Like most people, too, I also look for people who agree with me. This is both for the hit of confirmation and to compare sides and get a read on what kinds of people share my belief and whether they are as in touch as those who disagree with me.
From a recent thread (this will repeat a few things from above, but up next to phobik's good scenario):
Originally Posted by phobik
I get this with values, and the gif is completely accurate. There is a physical jolt inside.
To me, becoming aware of this and then choosing
to look away simply does not compute. And yes, this is with the notion that, in taking it in, my entire understanding of reality/belief system may be challenged
but in the face of the possibility of "everything you believe in is a lie", that's more a potential for relief -by confirming whether the possibility is confirmed or not i.e. taking in the data and verifying its validity - than further turmoil.
It must be investigated, or if it doesn't come to me, then sought out! Whenever I have a particularly strong reaction or gut feeling, I'm pretty much compelled
to look around and research for information that could overturn it or at least disagrees with it at equal strength to my feeling so I can compare views. I want the lies in my beliefs exposed. I want that shock.
When such an experience comes to me organically, it's a big deal. It shakes my trust in my own mind and gut because when I experience something like this for myself because experience overrules belief for me. When I see a situation like this, I just can't
hold the previous belief anymore at its original strength. I can believe things that I see, I can believe things that I might see, but it is impossible for me to believe things that I won't
see. Bouncing back from an experience like this comes in a process for me: first, I switch to believing, hardline, what the experience told me. Then, over time as the shock fades, I drift back to a healthier place between the debunked belief and the experience. I will not ever revert to the same as I was before the experience, though.