Fear is a primary motivation for a lot of our behaviors.
Sometimes that’s good. Fear is a functional response, and it serves a purpose.
The problem is that fear – this important, built-in alert system— has no off setting. That’s good, because you can’t always predict danger, and you need your alert system to be on when threats arise unexpectedly. (After all, if you know a threat is… Continue reading
Nothing is really neutral.
Every input or output of your life is influencing you one way or another.
However, some of the items have such negligible influence that messing around with them is a waste of energy.
You’re not going to feel their effect, not very much, maybe not for a long while.
There is a time and a place for assessing… Continue reading
If you feel like your life is out of control, try this:
Step 1: Take inventory
To understand what is actually happening in your life – which is a step you need to take in order to take control of what is happening in your life – take inventory. Do this first, before you make any changes. Until you take inventory, you don’t know what you need to change… Continue reading
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The real You is always there.
It may be buried under layers of junk.
It may be you’re excavating, tossing out junk and reconnecting with your real Self.
Wherever you are in the process, the operational you is a combination of the real You and the junk.
How you’re… Continue reading
Topic: the human search (drive, desire) for comfort.
- Comfort-seeking behavior in humans
- Comfort as a motivation
- Comfort as related to fear: fear as enabler for survival, then security, then to comfort. How do those things all relate to one another? Diverge from one another?
- The effect of comfort-seeking
- Comfort-seeking vs. risk-seeking — is that really a true dichotomy? Because for