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
Priming is a psychological term which Daniel Kahneman discusses in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow:
Another major advance in our understanding of memory was the discovery that priming is not restricted to concepts and words. You cannot know this from conscious experience, of course, but you must accept the alien idea that your actions and your emotions can be primed by events of which you are… 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
What gets the most space in your life?
(Space can mean a lot of things.)
What part is expanding?
If the fight for space is between the real You and the ego (and it always is), then as the ego (a.k.a junk pile) expands, the real You contracts.
The more junk added to your junk pile, the thicker and bigger and heavier it becomes… Continue reading
This was a Poet –
It is That
Distills amazing sense
From Ordinary Meanings
– Emily Dickinson
What is the real reason that you want something?
If you distill each of your wants to the “the essential meaning or most important aspect,” you’ll get to something important: the foundational desires, the simple, core-deep basis of each want/need/impulse. The desire that’s coming from the real You