We are so accustomed to "feeling appropriately" that it never crossed our mind how we can choose it. This article explains it all.
Two poems about fear playing tricks on people's dark imagination
Two poems written in a different spirit -- one depicting people's massive low moods, and the other is about triumph of human will.
Poetical story of so many people never moving anywhere in life, if not just moving in circles. Followed by an optimistic poem depicting the importance of our becoming our best friend
Times are changing, so is art, music and tastes behind them. But, what if some of it falls below any acceptable criteria of art?
Without any logical motivation that would be globally popular, what's really behind this peculiar national passion of Americans to possess guns?
At the bottom of all self-transformational modalities is one single principle of subjectness at work, The rest are merely its different interpretations, oftentimes complicating it beyond recognition.
Marriage should never become a playground for a self-centered control freak's need to be in charge, while compensating for their underlying insecurity.
An approach to the popular adage about "our being creators of our reality"
Could it put our mind at ease if we got to the very core of the whole exaggerating nonsense of this persistent daily reports about the new numbers of those testing positive for corona virus?
Reliving dramatic past made it to become the focus of an old, but still much practiced therapeutic modality. But -- is it really effective, or is it just reopening some old wounds?
Analyzing life does not provide the will to live it, does not "make" us change anything. It's a dead knowledge lending some of its taste to life.
How many times media reported something false or exaggerated, or in disagreement with another news station's narrative. And why World Health Organization didn't insist on these current harsh preventative measures at pandemics with more fatalities than Covid-19 has allegedly caused.
In a contrast with all monumental cathedrals, temples and statues erected in honor of Jesus and Buddha, so little is evident in this world that would point at a genuine attempt to follow their teachings. Let us find out why that is so.
We may say that our excuses are that "first aid patch" on our guilt for neglecting our responsibility in life. Whatever else a shrink might call them, excuses seem to help, otherwise there wouldn't be so many to be heard.
This line of thinking, when further pursued, just might generate some magical shifts in personal reality. That's what it has done for me -- maybe just due to my not making any effort to spoil it.
Objectivity of anything that "causes" either our happiness or misery is illusory -- it's all an inside job, and it's good, while pointing at our power.
We can think of depression as of a very serious condition -- if we choose so -- or we can give it a lighter tone. Maybe even a shrink should try it sometimes with their depressed patients.
People do same things for different reasons. Sometimes they are obvious -- but this one is more complex than books on nutrition would suggest.
People's overactive fight/flight mechanism of survival is chronically seeking "enemies" to feed itself, and that becomes quite ridiculous when we feed it with anything that may look like its "food".
Just like in those miraculous healings called "spontaneous remissions", a big shift in mind-style can heal our emotions, giving us a new lease on life.
Expressing ourselves in literary manner is always therapeutic -- up to a different, individual degree. And when we are doing it within a literary community, it's like a "group therapy" -- again, to a different, individual degree.
Being a goal-oriented mechanism, our subconscious mind honors what we keep in our mind as "our goal" -- including corona.
Certain apparently insignificant events in life later on turn out to have had a big leverage needed for a change. And this can be even more true about a simple but effective mental practice. Any creative curiosity in your mood today?
Why all this panic, if the worldwide mortality from "coronavirus" is less than mortality at yearly flu season?
You may call it just an intellectual pastime of an idle retired dude.Call it whatever you please. I am merely having some fun expressing my intuition about parallel realities -- notably the one we are co-creating.
In each one of us there is a consciousness which splits into its individual and collective components, the latter referring to all "programs" instilled into us by the society. So, how much is really left in us that would represent our mental fingerprint?
Through my self-training I have become a living example of the truism that we don't have to settle for spontaneous emotions, but can trigger those we want at will.
So many folks are wondering what's the magic that keeps some siblings almost inseparable -- while not seeing what it was on their part to have driven their own siblings out of their life.
This was inspired by a recent article by a fellow-writer who was rightfully questioning the decency of man staring at a woman, while his wife was standing by and noticing it. Boy, do I have a juicy story to tell about that!
Would it be within God's might to do ungodly things? Also, if parts of the Holy Story don't make sense, does it reflect on the true nature of Gods possible limitations?
As we travel abroad as tourists, there may be certain localities which affect us so much as to give us that weird feeling of having lived another life there before. For me, it was Hawaii, the "paradise on earth".
"History only teaches us one thing -- that it never taught us anything" -- as the saying goes, and we keep proving it true, individually and collectively.
How to manifest those desired personality traits by understanding the process, and by applying some simple strategies leading to a final triumph.
Do we have an emotional capacity for romantic, parental, divine, and patriotic love -- or so much of it is but a pretense?
At times it seems like the world is full of abandoned inner children -- with still some to be found here and there celebrating life with their evergreen young hearts.
Folks with a spare channel in their brain which allows them to tackle the unknown, just couldn't miss the tantalizing disproportion between our technology and our still somewhat tribal mentality. Actually, how could it even coexist in such a big contrast in the first place?
On that deepest level of our quantum essence, we limited our personal growing to our childhood, when creating original experiences was the way of everyday being. Why? Keep reading to either find the answer, or at least to keep asking the question.
One of the biggest challenges of our life will always be getting to that gut-realization that unfairness of life may only boil down to our own frame of mind. For, there is nothing that mind cannot make better.
We don't even know how much we are influenced by others until we start liberating ourselves from it.
We learn our life lessons hard or easy way -- and nowhere else it may be more true than in attainment of our peace of mind. Challenge yourself to make it easy by first reading how to.
Many ideas of pure fiction later on turned into reality. Personally, I hope this will be the case with my hypothetical---although realistic---model of political leader.
What is brainwashing? It's hypnotically imposed will by certain social groups in form of false beliefs, which make us useful tools for their careers, popularity, or monetary gain.
Certain life truisms may inspire more when they are told as a personal experience---not as a dry lecturing about life. So, allow me to try it.
Mutual understanding may be one of the less understood concepts in the dynamics of personal interacting and big scale coexistence. Let's try to see what makes it so.
It's an eternal question without a hope to find an answer which would please a philosopher---but that's why we have poetry to keep trying with its answers hidden in a bouquet of rhymes.
All those folks who have cultivated gratefulness as an attitude may not realize how such an emotional habit may not exactly be good for their mental health.
We may know the truth, but we need white lies to have something to live by, because without them life would just lose its meaning--- even that "meaning" being a part of that white lying.
There is a maddening and mysterious realm of the quantum, beyond our perception and even beyond logic. And yet, its proposed theory may hide answers to our most daring questions about life.
There are some truly lovable mothers-in-law who respect the privacy of the newlyweds. And then, there are those who with their reputation deserved the humorous name "monster-in-law".
The eternal question about dying is an intellectual outlet of our existential fear. It's a good fear, because we want to survive and live on --- but a useless one, because we cannot die.
With a little shift in attitude we could start noticing how there is an amusing side to ALMOST everything in life --- making easier those moments referring to that "almost".
The mystery of conscious mind - or even the physical brain - keeps tantalizing the finest minds with their elusive nature. However, scratching its surface may be fun and an intellectual adventure.
Thanks to medicine and grandma who always made sure we ate an apple a day, we grew up into believing in our fragile bodily constitution that anything could damage from germs to draughty rooms.
Those inner, unconscious eyes of authorities may manifest themselves at times when we are experiencing our nakedness---as if everything that we keep private and secret is being exposed.
By sharpening our observation of what really is the core experience of living, we can unfold into immensely loving our life
Some folks may have it in their genes to age at a slower rate. The rest of us may have to do something about it - and we can.
When adults unconsciously refuse to outgrow their childish impulsiveness and self-centered attitude, that regularly affects their private, social, and professional life in negative ways.
Since the only true parameter of being human is intelligence, the basic global problem is its being just in service of our psycho-physical survival.
By recognizing both mental forces in our energetic makeup - ability to choose and willpower - we can greatly benefit by giving the priority to choosing.
Having a clean and tidy mind is both a good preventive and curative measure in taking care of our overall wellbeing, and it should become as much of a routine as brushing our teeth.
It's been said that the broken bone gets strongest at the place where it heals. The same might be true for emotional wounds from betrayal, which, when healed make us emotionally stronger.
A theme that we avoid facing individually and collectively - is our partially animalistic nature that's messing us up royally.
There is no point in debating about God's existence, because every such debate is aimless and doomed for a failure right from its start.
We seem to have some of that "You can't" already implanted into our genes; and then we got a generational renewal of it from our early educators and society. It may be the title of our life-script.
The emotional freedom of most of us was greatly reduced by our early educators, oftentimes to the point where our emotional totality stayed unknown to us.
Some folks, either out of an immature mentality or a sheer opportunism refuse to grow up and cut loose from parents' ever helpful but tired hand. With love being a two-way street, where is theirs?
Many folks spend a life time under a subconscious spell of childhood authorities and their degrading and limiting suggestions. What would freedom from them feel like?
In the chemical recipes of our happy emotions there could be found some unusually opposing ingredients that may look like just sugar coating a pain.
Opening our mind is like labor pains at the birth of our spirituality - a sweet pain announcing the beginning of a new life.
It's a kind of sad to find out one day how the feeling is gone and replaced with boredom, without our understanding why. But there is always a way to get it back, if we want to give it another shot.
It seems to be a little known fact that our deliberate acting can positively affect the way we respond emotionally to life - ultimately changing the course of our future events and even our health.
What a divine paradox it is, to feel so different, and yet feeling so much closer to everyone else by allowing them to be different as well.
After inventing so many useful customs and laws that put some sense and order into our coexistence -- we couldn't stop being creative, so we invented some collective beliefs, fantasies, holy things, and well, even profanities -- all of which we are taking quite seriously.
The more importance we ascribe to anxiety - the more it troubles us. An improved life style with a few tips to be followed may be all that is needed.
Awakening is one of the most gratifying experiences anyone can have; because all victories over others in the arena of life don't compare to the triumph over our yesteryear's neglected limitations.
More damage, and also goodness, has been done to ourselves and to our coexistence by both, non-religious and religious beliefs, than by any other aspect of our functioning.
So many folks find it much easier to fill emptiness in their lives with others' business - than to improve what they have.
Our subconscious mind is willing to obey as soon as we are willing not to complicate it -- like we complicate so much more in life.
Women in love beware:Seeing it sooner and not later could make the whole difference between a little painful moving on and a much more painful staying in a relationship.
Is that image in the mirror final and only possible version of ourselves?
Our ego starts at the level where we have to do our own breathing, and means our will to live our own, unique self.
It may only take a change of glasses to realize how nothing really is as it seems to be. The following is about adjusting to such new glasses.
Life is not just happening to us, and we are not merely passive spectators there - but doers, whether we do it intentionally or unconsciously. So, why not start taking responsibility for it.