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The Advantage of Doing “Nothing”

It might look like I’m doing nothing. But physiologically, my metabolism is very busy! The Power of Silence People cannot be “on the go” every minute of every waking hour. An orchestra is nothing more than a loud cacophony of white noise, if all instruments played all the notes they can. Pauses, gaps, space—they areContinue reading “The Advantage of Doing “Nothing””

Rumi, on patience versus anxiety.

When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. ThereContinue reading “Rumi, on patience versus anxiety.”

If I could whisper one thing to make you happy…

On Quora someone asked: “If you could whisper one thing into everybody’s ear to make them happier, what would you say to them?” Some of the answers seemed to make false promises (“I will zap all pain away”) or offered perky reassurance (“you’re doing great”). But, is happiness just about raising a smile for aContinue reading “If I could whisper one thing to make you happy…”

Re-Engineer your Beliefs to Fly

“Information that isn’t continuously useful gets forgotten” said the neuroscientist. This got me thinking, in my typical fashion of pondering ways to apply neuroscientific understanding to our real life. Whilst the neuroscientist’s statement is nothing new to me, in terms of cellar atrophy and neuroplasticity, nor even novel in terms of behaviour (“use it orContinue reading “Re-Engineer your Beliefs to Fly”

Forming Identity — Beliefs & Biology

We take on aspects of identity at varying levels. You likely include things like your race and gender as part of the “who” that you are, but also perhaps your math ability, your dried flower collection, your preference for yellow sneakers… [This is a politics-free article] Belief Systems — keep it real The identity comesContinue reading “Forming Identity — Beliefs & Biology”

What Good is Evil? — Things the Sith got Right

The line between good and evil is more of a smudge. But it’s a sticky smudge we’re stuck in.
The skeleton in the closet might be that of a white elephant.